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  • Portsmouth Historical Society announces 28th Annual Gingerbread House Exhibit Nov. 30-Dec. 2

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    November 29, 2018
    Save these dates: open late until 8 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 30 5-8 p.m., Opening night/kickoff party for Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth
    • Saturday, Dec. 1 5-8 p.m., before and after Portsmouth Tree Lighting + Illuminated Holiday Parade
    • Friday, Dec. 7 5-8 p.m., Extended hours during Art Round Town, includes book signing by MaryAnn Esposito in the Museum Shop
    PORTSMOUTH -- Portsmouth Historical Society celebrates Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth with the kickoff party Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, 5 -8 p.m. when visitors will have the first look at the popular Annual Gingerbread House Contest exhibit running until Saturday, Dec. 22 in the first floor gallery at Discover Portsmouth located at 10 Middle St. in downtown Portsmouth.

    Created by local businesses, artists, families and kids, the gingerbread houses will sit amidst a winter wonderland in the first floor gallery 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 Dec. 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended hours on Friday, Nov. 30; Saturday, Dec. 1; and Friday, Dec. 7 until 8 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public at Discover Portsmouth, located at 10 Middle St. Jurors’ selections are announced at the Kickoff Party. The public can continue to vote until Friday, Dec. 14 for the People’s Choice Awards. These awards will be announced on Monday, Dec. 17 on Facebook. 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 St., Portsmouth, it is open April – December daily from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, call 603-436-8433 or visit PortsmouthHistory.org.
    Daphne Schwab, Director of Marketing
    (603) 436-8433