Author name: slocumstudio

State Reps Terri Cortvriend and Michele McGaw, State Senator Linda Ujifusa and Friends of Glen Manor Chair, Brenda Doran

August 16, 2023 – Glen Manor House Celebrates 100 Years

Aug 16, 2023 Glen Manor House Celebrates 100 years with a Family-Friendly Open House             Over 150 guests celebrated the anniversary of Glen Manor House. They enjoyed live music by local favorite Deja Vu! Food trucks were on site  (think Mexican, pizza and Ben & Jerry’s)  and many brought a picnic. An exceptional talk on …

August 16, 2023 – Glen Manor House Celebrates 100 Years Read More »

Audience watching presentation at Christian Union Church

August 6th,2023 – Lecture on William Ellery Channing

William Ellery Channing, the famous early 19th Century Unitarian preacher from Newport and Boston whose liberal philosophy inspired transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau, loved his family farm in Portsmouth more than any other place. Throughout his life, he spent entire summers at Oakland Farm, later purchased by the Vanderbilts. Sundays would invariably find him preaching …

August 6th,2023 – Lecture on William Ellery Channing Read More »

June 11 and 25, 2023 -Historical Society Museum Displays Special Flags

June 11 and 25, 2023 -Historical Society Museum Displays Special Flags The Portsmouth Historical Society museum and grounds opened on June 11tha and 25th to display two flags from the Society’s collection to celebrate Flag Day.  On display was the Society’s oldest flag that has 13 five-pointed stars. According to the family, the flag came …

June 11 and 25, 2023 -Historical Society Museum Displays Special Flags Read More »

June 6 – “The Archaeology of a Mass Burial Space at Fort Mercer, Red Bank Battlefield Park, Gloucester County, New Jersey”

June 6, 2023 – Wade Catts, the co-director of a team that excavated the remains of Hessian soldiers killed in a battle against Col. Christopher Greene and the 1st and 2nd Rhode Island Regiments at Fort Mercer in Red Bank, New Jersey (October 1777). provided remarks. Mr. Catts addressed this internationally recognized, award-winning project in …

June 6 – “The Archaeology of a Mass Burial Space at Fort Mercer, Red Bank Battlefield Park, Gloucester County, New Jersey” Read More »

May 11 – Lecture “Abby Sherman Diaries”

May 11, 2023 – Lecture “Abby Sherman Diaries” – Jim Garman The Life of Abby A. Sherman Portsmouth town historian Jim Garman discussed the life of Abby A. Sherman (1847-1933) based on her diaries which he transcribed.  Abby was a farmer’s wife, mother of three sons, a founder of the Portsmouth Free Public Library, a suffragist, and active in …

May 11 – Lecture “Abby Sherman Diaries” Read More »

May 8, 2023 – Walking Tour of the Portsmouth Friends Churchyard

May 8 – Walking Tour of Portsmouth Friends Churchyard Visitors joined Stephen Luce for a walking tour of the Portsmouth Friend’s Churchyard.  You will learn about the history of the 1702 Meeting House, which is the 2nd oldest church in R.I. and the 20th oldest in America.  (The Meeting House was open for a quick …

May 8, 2023 – Walking Tour of the Portsmouth Friends Churchyard Read More »

April 13, 2023 -Meet Me at the Biltmore Lecture

April 23 -Guests joined author Amanda Quay Blount as she presented the intriguing research that led to her new book, Meet Me At The Biltmore: 100 Years at Providence’s Most Storied Hotel. Dive into the hotel’s fascinating beginnings as a public exercise in civic engagement; explore its scandalous early days during Prohibition; and meet the …

April 13, 2023 -Meet Me at the Biltmore Lecture Read More »

March 29, 2023 “Dark Voyages”, Lecture by Christian McBurney

March 29, 2023 “Dark Voyages”, Lecture by Christian McBurney Portsmouth Historical Society Presented “Dark Voyage” by Historian Christian McBurney on March 29. Portsmouth, RI – Historian Christian McBurney spoke his new book, Dark Voyage:  An American Privateer’s War on Britain’s African Slave Trade (Westholme, 2022).  Based primarily on a little-known ship’s log penned by a …

March 29, 2023 “Dark Voyages”, Lecture by Christian McBurney Read More »

Shopping Cart
Scroll to Top