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  • Portsmouth Historical Society 27th Annual Gingerbread House Exhibit December 1-23, 2017

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    November 27, 2017
    Portsmouth Historical Society
    27th Annual Gingerbread House Exhibit
    December 1-23, 2017 
    Discover Portsmouth 
    10 Middle Street 
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    "Sweet labors of holiday love" - NH Home Magazine
    Save these dates!
    Friday December 1 5-8pm – open late!
    Opening night/kickoff party for Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth
    Saturday December 2 5-pm – open late!
    Before/after Portsmouth Tree Lighting + Illuminated Holiday Parade
    Friday December 15 5pm
    Voting ends for People's Choice Award
    Monday December 18 noon
    People's Choice Award Announced via Facebook Live

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire…Portsmouth Historical Society celebrates Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth with the kickoff party Friday December 1, 2017 5-8pm when visitors will have the first look at the popular Annual Gingerbread House Contest exhibit running until Saturday December 23 in the first floor gallery at Discover Portsmouth located at 10 Middle Street in downtown Portsmouth.
    Created by local businesses, artists, families and kids, the gingerbread houses will be nestled into a winter wonderland surrounded by large format photographs: David J. Murray’s images of Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth and photographs of trains in New Hampshire winters by Andy Dolph. The exhibit can be seen every day through December 23 from 9:30am – 5pm with extended hours on Friday December 1 and Saturday December 2 until 8pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Jurors’ selections are announced at 6pm the Kickoff Party on Friday December 1 5-8pm; the public can continue to vote until Friday December 15; the People’s Choice Award will be announced at noon Monday December 18 via FacebookLive.
    We thank our generous event sponsors Devine Millimet and Kennebunk Savings Bank, with special thanks to Strawbery Banke Museum, The Music Hall, Lindt, Hutchinson's Candy, and Walmart. Come see these magical creations and find holiday gifts in the Museum Shop!
    Discover Portsmouth, run by Portsmouth Historical Society, is a cultural gateway that houses a museum of exhibitions and programs devoted to Portsmouth history; a welcome center for residents and visitors interested in the city’s history, arts and culture; and a museum shop of unique Portsmouth gifts and books. Located at 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH, it is open April – December 23, 2017 daily from 9:30-5pm with extended hours until 8pm on Friday December 1 and Saturday December 2. For further information please call 603-436-8433 or visit PortsmouthHistory.org.
    For full information about Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth, please visit http://vintagechristmasnh.org/

    Kathleen Soldati, Executive Director
    (603) 436-8433