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

What’s Been Going On?

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

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...

Adult Trivia Night a Success

The PHS Trivia Night was held at the Valley Inn on April 11, 2019.

PHS Gets LED Lighting Upgrade

Rich Talipsky and Dave Duggan recently took on the task of replacing all the incandescent bulbs in the Museum and Old Town Hall with high efficiency LED bulbs.

Jim Garman, PHS President, Honored by Grange as Citizen of the Year

Jim Garman, PHS President was honored as one of Portsmouth’s Citizens of the Year at a recent Portsmouth Grange ceremony held at the Portsmouth Multi-purpose Senior Center.