Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Symposium: "Life and Death in the Piscataqua Region," Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth Historic Sites Associates 12th annual Winter Symposium,
"Life and Death in the Piscataqua Region"
Saturday, February 6, 2016
10AM to 3PM
St. John’s Masonic Temple,
351 Middle Street (the corner of Miller Avenue and Middle Street)
Portsmouth NH 03801

Tickets reserved in advance are $15;
$20 at the door the day of the event
(though organizers advise that the event fills up quickly)

The ticket price includes the day-long program of four lectures, continental breakfast
and a lunch of homemade soup, bread and dessert.

This year’s program includes:       

Elizabeth Aykroyd. “The HMS America: Building a Royal Navy Ship of the Line in Portsmouth,” on the story of this ship, a model of which was the first artifact acquired by the Portsmouth Athenaeum in 1820, and its connection to the New England expedition against Louisbourg in 1745 represents an important chapter in the history of mid-eighteenth century Portsmouth. 

Jeff Hopper and Sandra Rux, “Revealing the Warner House,” presenting new research in celebration of the 300th birthday of the Warner House. 
Peter MichaudA National Register District for Portsmouth,” on the progress of the National Register nomination, and what it will mean for Portsmouth.
Janet Polasky. “Undocumented Cosmopolitans in Revolutionary New England,” draws from Polasky’s research for her new book Revolutions without Borders:  the Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World.               
The annual event, a fund-raiser for the Portsmouth Historic Sites Associates, will also include a preview of upcoming events for history lovers, a raffle, and sales tables including some from member sites:  Historic New England; Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden, Portsmouth Historical Society (John Paul Jones House); Strawbery Banke; The Gundalow Company; USS Albacore Museum, Warner House, Wentworth Lear Association, and the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion.

The Portsmouth Historic Sites Associates partners centuries-old historic homes and vessels, some of the most important in America. Within the architectural treasures, a multitude of rooms with authentic antique furnishings reveal poignant stories of home and work in a thriving seaport community, while the historic vessels detail chapters of Portsmouth’s history afloat.

For more information go to: www.portsmouthhistorichouses.org, or visit us at Portsmouth Historic Houses on Facebook.  For more information, or to reserve a space at this year’s event, call (603) 436-8221. 

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