Reinventing Portsmouth Exhibition at the Portsmouth Historical Society
Date and Time
Tuesday May 16, 2023
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Portsmouth Historical Society
10 Middle Street
General Admission $10
Discount Admission (Children 5-18, Students, Seniors 62+, and Portsmouth Residents) $5
*visit our website for deals on visiting the exhibition, John Paul Jones House, and taking one of our Portsmouth walking tours.
In the late 1960s and 1970s, the landscape of Portsmouth moved in new directions. A new generation with fresh ideas and entrepreneurial energy cultivated a vision that diverged from earlier approaches to the community’s growth and embraced both historic preservation and modern development.
Business owners, civil servants, and cultural leaders leveraged the accessibility of the Seacoast offered by I-95, the inheritance of historical architecture, and the availability of federal funds to create an environment that attracted restaurateurs, fine and performing arts, and turned Portsmouth into the destination it is today.
This story is one that still rings true today—how a group of concerned citizens joined together through public and private partnerships to create community. This is a story of civic engagement and a call to action for all.