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


Nellie’s Notes -Civic Education Tools

New Civics Education Tools for a New School Year Educators work every day to empower their students through knowledge. I work to do the same for Rhode Islanders as Secretary...

History Comes Alive

Be at the Museum on Sunday October 13th to see Portsmouth Community theater actors portray Portsmouth figures of yesteryear. 2 – 4 PM.

The Ghostly Witness

On September 8, 2019, the Portsmouth Community Theater presented a new version of their play, “The Ghostly Witness”, at the Portsmouth Historical Society Museum Assembly Hall.

Spies During the Revolution

Over 40 guests were treated to an exceptional presentation by author Christian McBurney, ” Spies During the Revolutionary War ” on August 21, 2019 at the Museum.

Barton’s Raiders Met in Portsmouth

Members of the Portsmouth Historical Society greeted the East Bay Kayakers on their inbound journey tracing the 1777 path of Lt. Col Wm Barton on his daring raid to capture...

The Great Shed Ceanup

On July 20, 2019 Members of the PHS separated “junk” from “artifacts” in the PHS storage shed

PHS Celebrates Women

Portsmouth, Rhode Island has a proud history of amazing men and women. Although it may be easier to trace the lives and influence of the Portsmouth men, our community has...

Old Town Hall Gets “New” Look

The Old Town Hall was resided with new red cedar shingles – good for the next 50 years

Navy Brass Quintet Concert – Quite a Show.

The Navy Band Northeast Brass Quintet grace the beautiful PHS Hall on June 28, 2019. Over 75 guests enjoyed a wonderful concert that had selections that spanned the world.

PHS Annual Meeting 6-17-19

The Society’s Annual Members Meeting was held at the Society’s Museum Hall on Monday June 17, 2019.  Outgoing President Jim Garman greeted members and provided an update on the status...