Latest News for: Portsmouth antiques


Rosetta Stone copies: Did Champollion conduct his research on a clone?

Egypt Today 25 May 2022
After the defeat of Napoleon, the stone was handed over to Britain under the terms of the Treaty of Alexandria in 1801, in addition to other antiquities found by the French. The stone was shipped to England, arrived at Portsmouth in February 1802, and was soon displayed in the British Museum.

'Let 'em come, we're ready': When air raid wardens walked Portsmouth's streets

Portsmouth Herald 11 Feb 2022
Just months after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Portsmouth had a network of air raid wardens going door to door every night to make sure each home had blackout curtains in place ... He soon met Patch and was fascinated by the retired shipyard worker's skills as a preservationist, antiques dealer and curator at the Portsmouth Athenaeum.

A rare book discovered in California is at home at Black History Trail of NH

Union Leader 06 Feb 2022
PORTSMOUTH — An 1859 first-edition novel by the Milford-born Harriet E ... She eventually connected with the Portsmouth-based Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire (BHTNH) ... Davis hand-delivered the book from California to Portsmouth in January. A local antiques dealer authenticated it and Boggis formally accepted the gift on behalf of the trail.

Rare first edition of Harriet Wilson's book returns to New Hampshire

Fosters 05 Feb 2022
PORTSMOUTH - A rare and precious first edition novel published in 1859 by Harriet E ... Davis, a former librarian, hand-delivered the book from California to Portsmouth. A local antique dealer authenticated it and Boggis formally accepted the gift on behalf of the Trail.

Your Go-To Holiday Gift Guide for Shopping Local

The Keene Sentinel 24 Nov 2021
Grove & Main Antiques, Peterborough ... She’s got more than antiques, though. She’s just partnered with Portsmouth, NH-based Jane Gee and her Clean Beauty for body and home ... We have made the protocol fun and easy to incorporate into your weekly self-care practice.” Hurry into Grove & Main Antiques today, visit on Facebook or call 603-933-0639 ... .

Local realtor launches website promoting historic home preservation

The Salem News 08 Sep 2021
NEWBURYPORT — A local realtor launched a new website, Historic Home Towns, on Friday with the goal of educating homeowners from Portsmouth, N.H., to Ipswich and Salem on how they can have the house they desire, while still preserving its historical features ... There is even a list of contractors that specialize in antique houses.

Historic Home Towns project explores restoration

Newburyport Daily News 08 Sep 2021
He was seeking a crew for the last leg of the trip to sail from Virginia to Newburyport ... It also introduced him to Newburyport ... It will also be a place to compile information about prominent historic communities such as Newburyport, Salem, Ipswich and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. There is even a list of contractors who specialize in antique houses ... .

A Yankee Notebook: Boats against the current

Times Argus 21 Aug 2021
On a cool August morning — slowly lifting fog, light offshore breeze, more bearable than it’d been for several days — the crew and I showed up at the town landing in Kittery Point ... The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard lies just a bit farther in, partly protected in antiquity by forts and batteries in the outer harbor and a sinuous, easily defended channel.

Portsmouth's new Puddle Dock Restaurant celebrates food and city history

Fosters 08 Jul 2021
PORTSMOUTH — To achieve a “modern colonial” atmosphere inside The Puddle Dock Restaurant on Marcy Street, several staples of historic Portsmouth were required. Upon entering the new restaurant, visitors will see a clipper vessel found at Route 1 Antiques ... First Lady Jill Biden celebrates post-pandemic freedom in Portsmouth.

Give old furniture a fresh start

Union Leader 26 Mar 2021
Tired pieces can be reimagined in whatever your style may be — antique, modern, contemporary, traditional ... “There was an antique sofa that someone in Portsmouth had given me.

Eight months and counting: Portsmouth's mask mandate

Marietta Daily Journal 13 Mar 2021
13—PORTSMOUTH — Families and friends out-and-about ...

Woman reports 'creepy' stalker at work: Portsmouth police log

Portsmouth Herald 02 Mar 2021
8.29 a.m. ... Rochester police arrested a woman from Rochester who the Portsmouth Police Department had a warrant out on for charges of willful concealment and theft by deception ... Rendered assistance to the Portsmouth Fire Department in response to a woman experiencing cardiac arrest ... More Portsmouth police log. Antique stolen from city residence .

Antique stolen from city residence: Portsmouth police log

Portsmouth Herald 01 Mar 2021
6.16 a.m.. Dover woman arrested on Lafayette Road on charges of driving after revocation or suspension. National Wrecker reported to the scene for towing the woman's vehicle ... Report taken for theft after a Pray Street caller said they had a 60-year-old antique stolen from them earlier in the year. More Portsmouth police log ... More Portsmouth police log.

Ask the DMV: Replacing one lost antique plate

The Providence Journal 28 Nov 2020
Q. Recently, I discovered that one of the antique plates on my 1980 Triumph had fallen off the car and I have no idea where ... In trying to figure out what I need to do, I have become totally confused as none of the forms address loss of one plate nor do they address Antique plates ... — Paul C., Portsmouth.

History Matters: Kearsarge pumper fought Great Boston Fire of 1872

Portsmouth Herald 16 Nov 2020
This city’s most famous and ornate antique vehicle rests silently inside Portsmouth Fire Station 1 at 170 Court St ... Portsmouth Mayor Thomas E.O ... Known officially as Kearsarge Steam Engine 3, the 6,000-pound coal-fired engine was the third machine Portsmouth had purchased from the Amoskeag Manufacturing Co.

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