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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Glen Horse Barn: Field Hospital during War

Glen Horse Barn: Field Hospital during War

Glen Horse Barn: Field Hospital during War World War II the Portsmouth Civil Defense organization was looking for a place a field hospital could be set up and ready if was...

Society President Offers Holiday Message

Society President Offers Holiday Message

Christmas and Holiday message from Jim Garman We on the Portsmouth Historical Society board would like to wish all of our members and supporters a very Merry Christmas, Joyous Holidays and...

Portsmouth Historical Society Thanks Greenvale Vineyards

Portsmouth Historical Society Thanks Greenvale Vineyards Last week, Portsmouth Historical Society President Jim Garman presented a letter to Nancy Parker Wilson, owner of Greenvale Vineyards, thanking her and her husband,...

Island Park History: A Photographic Lecture – Dec 15

Island Park History: A Photographic Lecture – Dec 15

Island Park History: A Photographic Lecture By Jim Garman Portsmouth Town Historian and Historical Society President Portsmouth Free Public Library Thursday, 15 December 6:30 – 7:30 This lecture is free...

Clements’ Market “Change for Charity” Donates to the Society

Clements’ Market “Change for Charity” Donates to the Society

Monthly, Portsmouth’s Clements Marketplace maintains a “Change for Charity” jar at the exit to the market. Each month they award the collection to a local charity.  For September 2016, Clements...

PCT Thanks PHS for Support

PCT Thanks PHS for Support

The Portsmouth Community Theater sent a letter of thanks to the Historical Society.  The Society provided an honorarium of $200 to the PCT for their support to “History Comes Alive”...

PHS Partners with Tiverton Historical Society

PHS Partners with Tiverton Historical Society

The Portsmouth Historical Society has partnered with the Tiverton Historical Society. We encourage you to support Tiverton’s events.  Go to their EVENTS PAGE for a full listing.

History Comes Alive on August 21

History Comes Alive on August 21

See historical people of Portsmouth come to life at the Historical Society Museum on August 21. See our Upcoming Events for more information.

Party to celebrate Hutchinson makes Portsmouth stop

Party to celebrate Hutchinson makes Portsmouth stop

The following article by Joe Baker appeared in the July 23, 3016 Issue of the Newport Daily News   Party to celebrate Hutchinson makes Portsmouth stop The Portsmouth Historical Society...

Newport Daily News Tells Story of Portsmouth’s Declaration Copy

Newport Daily News Tells Story of Portsmouth’s Declaration Copy

The Newport Daily News reporter, Joe Baker, told the story of the Portsmouth copy of the Declaration of Independence in the paper’s July 21, edition.   Portsmouth’s orginal copy of...