Local History Talk: Portsmouth Through Time
Sunday September 10 | 2 – 3:30 PM
Portsmouth Public Library
Levenson Community Room
This library’s Local History series features authors and experts on local history topics. The series continues with Elizabeth C. Jewell, author of the book Portsmouth Through Time (2017).
As you walk past ancient seaport burial grounds, slanted mossy headstones, and centuries-old neighborhoods, it doesn’t take much imagination to be transported back in time in Portsmouth. Explore several surrounding communities with Jewell and learn their roles in making Seacoast New Hampshire, and Maine across the harbor, the captivating region it is today. Hear about Early and Native American cultures, and the stories behind our scenic beaches, harbors, marshes, and islands. Learn about grand hotels, lighthouses, an abandoned prison, and other remarkable places throughout our history-saturated area.
Elizabeth C. Jewell is active in several historical associations. She has authored and illustrated three other books of historic interest, and writes a blog, at dreamnewengland.wordpress.com. She lives with her husband, Patrick, in an old New England home on a windy hill, surrounded by gardens. Elizabeth enjoys family time, exploring history, gardening, illustration, raising preservation awareness, and other creative ventures.