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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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...

Portsmouth Displays Declaration

Portsmouth Displays Declaration

The Historical Society in cooperation with the Town of Portsmouth held a commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence with a viewing of Portsmouth’s copy of the Declaration.  Historian...

David Durfee Shearman Diaries Now Available

David Durfee Shearman Diaries Now Available

Marjorie Webster had compiled a listing of the people in the Shearman Diaries.  See our Collections Page. The diaries are available for viewing in high def files

Society Approves New Logo

Society Approves New Logo

At their March 21 meeting the Society Board of Directors approved a new logo.  The new logo was designed by Tom Roskelly, a Portsmouth resident and a Nationally recognized advertising...

Welcome the New Society Web site

Welcome the New Society Web site

We have just launched a new Historical Society Web Site.  It is being managed under the Portsmouth History Center.  The Portsmouth History Center Web site is now the central “jumping...