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

What’s Going On?

PHS Wishes Members Happy Holidays

The Portsmouth Historical wished its membership a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with its holiday card, that has original artwork provided by the Portsmouth Arts Guild

“Steamboats” Lecture by Jim Garman

Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 630 PM at the Library – Town Historian Jim Garman presented a lecture on “Steamboats on Narragansett Bay and the Sakonnet River” at the Portsmouth...

2019 Harvest Social

Due to the power outage on Aquidneck Island last week, the Portsmouth Historical Society Members’ Annual Harvest Social was re-scheduled to Thursday, October 24th at Greenvale Vineyard.  The event was...

Beirut Memorial Ceremony Held at PHS

The 35th anniversary of the 1983 Beirut Lebanon Marine Barracks terrorist attack that killed 241 American servicemen, including 9 from RI, was held at the Portsmouth Historical Society Museum on...

History Comes Alive at the Museum

The Historical Society hosted the Portsmouth Community Theater in their portrayal of Portsmouth citizens of the past at their History Comes Alive at the museum on October 15, 2019. A...

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...

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 Meet 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