Portsmouth, NH – On Sunday, June 6, at 4 p.m. a virtual celebration of the 250th anniversary of Portsmouth Harbor Light Station will take place. The original lighthouse on the site began service on June 8, 1771, making it the first lighthouse north of Boston in the American colonies.
This event is a co-presentation of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, the American Lighthouse Foundation, and the U.S. Lighthouse Society. The event will include special guests, presentations, and a new music video, as well as the announcement of the winners of the ongoing art contest.
The event is free but advance registration in advance is required by visiting: zoom.us/meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Also, there is still time left to submit your drawings or paintings to enter the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse 250th Anniversary Art Contest. The deadline is May 31. The categories are: Children grades K-5, Children grades 6-8, Children grades 9-12, and Adults. Artworks should depict Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse or an event or person(s) associated with its history.
For more information and an entry form for the 250th Anniversary Art Contest visit: www.portsmouthharborlighthouse.org.