Portsmouth Historical Society
Portsmouth Historical Society (c) 2015; 870 East Main Road (at Union St), PO Box 834, Portsmouth, RI 02871

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Garden Club Dedicates New PHS Plantings

On Saturday November 17, 2019 PHS Members and the Portsmouth Garden Club gathered to dedicated planting at the Society Museum that were donated by the Garden Club.

History Book Club Postponed to Monday Oct 29

History Book Club Postponed to Monday Oct 29

Due to a heating problem in the library, the book club session originally scheduled for Monday 22 Oct has been postponed to Monday 29 Oct ( 6-7:30 PM at the library)...

Make your Amazon Purchases go further with Amazon Smile

When you register with Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate to the Portsmouth Historical Society with each of your Amazon purchases. 0.5% of your purchase prices will go the the Society....

Artemas Fish Door Project – Own a ca 1760 Antique Door

Artemas Fish Door Project The Portsmouth Historical Society is offering for sale six hand-hewn four-paneled doors from the Artemas Fish House on Glen Road in Portsmouth. The doors are believed...

PHS Harvest Social A Success as Autumn Arrives

Over 40 supporters joined in celebration of the arrival of Fall at the October 20, 2018 Portsmouth Historical Society Harvest Social at Greenvale Vineyards.  Wine, great food and conversation did...

Coastweeks Hurricane of 38 Event at Island Park Friday Sept 21

Coastweeks Hurricane of 38 Event at Island Park Friday Sept 21

Friday, September 21, 9:30 a.m – 11:30 a.m. Island Park, Portsmouth Pam Rubinoff and Janet Freedman talk about coastal resilience at a 2017 Coastweeks event. Join Janet Freedman, CRMC coastal...

Portsmouth Historical Society to Host Annual Harvest Social Sept 20

Portsmouth Historical Society to Host Annual Harvest Social The Portsmouth Historical Society will host their annual Harvest Social at Greenvale Vineyards from 5:30 -7:30 on Thursday, 20 September. Town Historian...

Society and Community Theater Honored with RI Theater Awards

Society and Community Theater Honored with RI Theater Awards

Rhode Island Theater Awards for 2018 were awarded to the Portsmouth Historical Society and the Portsmouth Community Theater for their recent original production of “Murder at the Coal Mine. Awards...

Portsmouth UK Lord Mayor to Visit Aug 30 – Sept 2

Portsmouth UK Lord Mayor to Visit Aug 30 – Sept 2

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth UK will visit Portsmouth, RI from Aug 30 through Sep 2.  Go the the Events Page for more info.

Historian Fred Zilian Lectures on Anne Hutchinson at the Museum

Fred Zilian, Portsmouth Resident and local historian provided insight into the life of Portsmouth Founding Mother Anne Hutchinson on July 19th at the second floor meeting room of the museum. ...