The latest news from the Portsmouth Athenaeum
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 email@example.com.
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 DeaccessionWhile 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.
Then & NowOn 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.
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.