Tag Archives: Portsmouth

2021: Celebrating Black History Month in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is probably the third-whitest state in the country (90-94 percent) following only its neighbors Vermont and Maine. Those facts notwithstanding, the stories of our black and brown citizens have been mostly ignored when it comes to being represented … Continue reading

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Prolific Author and Poet: Eleanor Hallowell (Abbott) Coburn of Wilton and Portsmouth New Hampshire (1872-1958)

Eleanor Hallowell Abbott was not a native of New Hampshire, for she was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1872, daughter of Rev. Edward & Clara (Davis) Abbott. She was a third generation of New England Abbott authors and editors, and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Matrilineality and Mothers Day

This year for Mother’s Day, I thought I’d try something different when it comes to story telling. I was looking at my personal matrilineality–the tracing of kinship through my female line. In some cultures people are identified through their “matriline” … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Suffragist, Club-Woman, Civic Leader, Social Service Worker: Martha Smith Kimball of Portsmouth (1870-1967)

Martha Smith Kimball was born into a wealthy Portsmouth New Hampshire family. Her father Edward Payson Kimball was a well-known banker and her mother was Martha J. Thompson.  She was born 28 February 1870 in Portsmouth NH. On 12 Nov … Continue reading

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Portsmouth New Hampshire Sugar Plum Maker: Stephen Delande

If Clement Clarke Moore (author of the poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas“) had his way, we would all have “visions of sugar plums dancing” in our heads. Now I pose these questions: what are sugar plums and did anyone … Continue reading

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