The Portsmouth Historical Society Welcomes You!

Leonard Brown House

Leonard Brown House

Photo Contest for Portsmouth Historical Society Calendar
The Portsmouth Historical Society is now accepting submissions for it’s first photo contest. Winners will be featured in the Portsmouth Historical Society’s 2016 calendar. Submissions should be of houses/buildings/architectural features that are at least 50 years old. Photographer’s names and either the address or section of town the building is located in should be included. Digital images should be sent to with the subject line “Photo contest.” Entries must be received by August 14, 2015.
All proceeds from the sale of the calendars will go toward much-needed repairs for the Society’s museum, the former Christian Union Church.

The Portsmouth Historical Society, located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, welcomes you to discover our website. On this site you will find information about:

  • Our organization.
  • Our permanent exhibits.
  • Our annual exhibit themes.
  • Our research library.
  • Membership and contacts.
  • Links to Portsmouth, Rhode Island history.

Our blog will let you know about news and current events. Visit our site frequently.  We are constantly adding to this site. Our season has ended for 2014, but visit the Portsmouth History Center at the Portsmouth Free Public Library.  Digitized Portsmouth documents can be seen at

IMG_4938Come May we will be: OPEN SUNDAYS FROM MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TO COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND FROM 2 TO 4 PM Contact Information: Museum at corner of East Main Road and Union Street , Portsmouth, Rhode Island Address:  Portsmouth Historical Society , PO Box 834, Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871 Email our curator: