February 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us at The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille for Portsmouth Historical Society’s 6th Annual Trivia Contest on Thursday February 29, 2024 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Gulf Stream Bar & Grille, 1 Lagoon Rd in Portsmouth.
Joe Cassady, a Portsmouth High School history teacher will once again be our emcee for the evening. Joe’s quick-wit and energetic style as master of ceremonies provides an evening of fun for the contestants and the audience. Trivia participation is free to members of the Portsmouth Historical Society, with a recommended donation of $5.00 per person for non-members to be collected on the night of the event. Teams should consist of 2 to 6 players, and yes, there will be prizes!
Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Email PHSinfo@PortsmouthHistorical.org with your team name, number of team members, and a contact email and phone number. All trivia questions are focused on Portsmouth’s rich history and includes a diverse selection of questions relating to individuals, landmarks, other notable-events and more. Town Historian Jim Garman will be on hand to judge the event. Study materials can be found on the Historical Society’s website, www.portsmouthhistorical.org or by visiting the Portsmouth Free Public Library. Dinner and drinks will be available. For a dinner reservation, go to Open Table (www.opentable.com/). Book early as every seat was taken during a fun and challenging competition in 2023!
Come out and enjoy the Leap Year fun! You will definitely learn more than a few things about Portsmouth history.
The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille building itself is a part of Portsmouth’s history. The restaurant, located at 1 Lagoon Rd Portsmouth, is housed in an original Quonset Hut built in 1942 as part of the US Navy’s Melville PT-Boat Training Center (attended by then LT John F. Kennedy). The space was converted into a restaurant over 30 years ago and began operation as The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille in 2016.