Keyword: Portsmouth Historical Society
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PORTSMOUTH — The day was overcast and gray, but that didn’t deter the 30 to 35 people who showed up for Jacob Begin’s talk, “Stones that Speak,” at the Portsmouth … more
PORTSMOUTH — Stones can speak, and you can find that out by yourself at an upcoming Portsmouth Historical Society presentation. more
PORTSMOUTH — What do you know about Portsmouth History? The Portsmouth Historical Society posed this question to 32 participants who came out for a Portsmouth history trivia contest … more
Dead men may not tell any tales, but the burial plots marking their final resting places are rich with local history. more
PORTSMOUTH — Students from the middle and high schools had their turn. Now how’d you like to test your knowledge of Portsmouth history? Here are the same questions that the … more
Portsmouth High School senior Luke Ingalls and his friends on the “Madagascars” team were struggling with some questions they had never come across in their history classes. more
PORTSMOUTH — The 1638 Portsmouth Compact broke free from protective custody at the R.I State Archives so it could make an annual furlough for its hometown’s birthday party … more
PORTSMOUTH — Back by popular demand, the document that marked the founding of Portsmouth 379 years ago will be at Town Hall on Tuesday, March 7, for another public viewing. more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Historical Society will ask the Town Council Monday, Feb. 13, for an annual appropriation of $10,000 next fiscal year — more than double what it was … more
To the editor: Considered the oldest one-room schoolhouse in Rhode Island, an historic landmark maintained by the Portsmouth Historical Society got some badly needed restoration with the help of … more
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