Explore Portsmouth Panel

Listen in to this recorded program from some local Portsmouth attractions for a Portsmouth Historical Panel. These attractions share with us an overview of their site, as well as its historical significance. Our panelists include:

Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth – Jan Smith, Visitor/Tour Guide

Gundalow Company – Andy Goodell, Operations Manager

Strawbery Banke Museum – Veronica Lester, Director of Marketing

Black Heritage Trail of NH – Dennis Britton, Board President

Program recorded May 2021

*From Dennis: I’m afraid I made a mistake during my presentation. The state archeologist believed there are about 200 people buried at the African Burying Ground, not 2000. So sorry I misspoke.  If you are interested, you can find more info, including the intro to the archeologist report, here. African Burying Ground Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten – Portsmouth, New Hampshire (africanburyinggroundnh.org)*

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GSA Feedback:

“I often volunteer at the Manchester Airport and I am constantly referring our guests to the Portsmouth area.  They are never disappointed.”

“Portsmouth has so much to offer, and we are looking forward to exploring it a lot more now.”

“What an interesting history the Gundalow boats have.  I never knew why they were shaped the way they were.”

“I am excited to explore the Strawbery Banke Museum with family this year and plan to suggest it to others as I resume my volunteer activities.”

“I remember when the burial ground was discovered, and it was good to hear how the memorial came to be, and what the impact is on the area.”