At the beginning of 2017, the City entered a partnership with Portsmouth Historical Society (PHS) that allows the organization to lead and manage the City’s 400th anniversary celebration. While the City does not turn 400 years old until 2023, this partnership and grant money from the City has allowed PHS to jumpstart the development of an ongoing program, known as Portsmouth400, for citizens to engage in for years to come. PHS has organized a Portsmouth400 Steering Committee and hired a Director of the Portsmouth400 program, who will continue fundraising grant money and developing ongoing programs to enrich others and include every member of the community.
Portsmouth400 held two public input sessions at Portsmouth Public Library in June 2018. This feedback is being formulated into a strategic plan.For more information, email: Portsmouth400@PortsmouthHistory.org