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  • The latest news from the Portsmouth Athenaeum

     
    The Research Library and Randall Gallery are now open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. by appointment only.

     Please call 603-431-2538 or email info@portsmouthathenaeum.org
    to set up your appointment.

    ATHENAEUM IN THE NEWS

    Stepping Inside the Athenaeum


    Keeper Tom Hardiman and new President Brad Lown recently gave a tour of the Athenaeum to Portsmouth Herald reporter Elizabeth Dinan and photographer Rich Beauchesne.

    To read the fascinating article on seacoastonline.com, click the 'Read More' button below.
    Image: Brad Lown (left) and Tom Hardiman (right) standing in front of the 1805 building. Courtesy photo Rich Beauchesne / seacoastonline.com.

    MASKS FOR STAFF

    A Top Shelf Design! 


    Amy Kindstedt, daughter of Athenaeum Archivist Susan Kindstedt, recently constructed face masks for the staff with a pattern that matches us perfectly. These are brilliant, Amy! Thank you so much for keeping us safe and so ATH stylish!!

    With these mask, we are ready to welcome everyone who makes an appointment to use the Research Library and/or to visit the Randall Gallery. Please contact us ahead of time to schedule your appointment at 603-431-2538 or info@portsmouthathenaeum.org.
     

    REMEMBERING A PAST PROPRIETOR

    Holding Out Hope


    Visiting the Seacoast, Union Leader reporter Julia Weekes was drawn to the sculpture of two outstretched hands in the courtyard of Temple Israel on State Street. The sculpture "Hands of Hope" was created by the late artist Sumner Winebaum, who was also an Athenaeum Proprietor. Ms. Weekes writes the hands have "become something of an interfaith symbol of unity over the past decade."

    To read this touching tribute to Sumner Winebaum, click the 'Read More' button below.
    Image: Courtesy image.

    TALES FROM THE STACKS

    A Swift Deaccession

     
    While re-numbering the library catalog, Librarian Robin Silva discovered the Athenaeum briefly circulated a contemptible title in the library.

    To learn what Robin uncovered in the records, click on the 'Read More' button below.
    Image: MS001 Portsmouth Athenaeum manuscript collection.

    STAYING SOCIAL

    Then & Now

     
    On social media, we recently featured this photograph in a Then & Now short video for #wherewasthisWednesday. (And yes, we have a little DIY fun in the hashtag department.)

    Do you recognize the street?

    Visit our "Social Feed" page to see the video and find out if your answer is correct! Remember to click on the image to view the entire post.
    Image: PS0829_09.

    PARKING REMINDER


    After an unforeseen construction delay, we still ask you to not park in the two spaces adjoining the elevator atrium during the day. These are reserved for the masonry trucks and equipment during the repointing of the bricks on the 1805 building.
     
     
     
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