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Saturday, July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Imagine That! Story Hour with Portsmouth Historical Society

Prescott Park Arts Festival, in partnership with Portsmouth Historical Society, is proud to present Imagine That! Story Hour.

Join us for a morning of stories, music, and creativity with Imagine That! The Power of Picture Books, a celebration of northern New England’s extraordinary heritage of children’s books.

This event is geared towards ages 2-8, but all ages are welcome.


There is a $5 suggested donation for each individual OR $15 suggested donation per family to attend this event.

Afterwards, we will have ice cream and popcorn available in the Prop!


Gretyl is Head of Youth Services at the Portsmouth Public Library, where she is exploring Oceans of Possibilities with their Summer Reading Program this summer. Visit to learn more! Portsmouth Public Library is so excited to be partnering with the Portsmouth Historical Society to offer these special story times to recognize some of the talented illustrators featured in the Imagine That! Exhibit at the Discover Portsmouth Center.


Imagine That! The Power of Picture Books is a celebration of northern New England’s extraordinary heritage of children’s books. From Maxfield Parrish’s Dream Days (1902) to Ekua Holmes’s Dream Street (2021), this exhibition invites visitors on a journey to imagined worlds, where beds fly, birds talk, and blueberries are always ripe for picking.  More than a hundred illustrations offer a springboard for children and adults to explore the creative process of imagining new worlds and the pleasures of shared reading. The exhibition is open seven days from 10am-5pm and runs through September 25, 2022.


Portsmouth Historical Society, founded in 1917, is a nonprofit devoted to championing the history, arts and culture of the Portsmouth region through acquisitions, preservation, museum exhibitions, programs, and publications.  It operates two facilities: the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center and the 1758 John Paul Jones Historic House and Gardens, a national historic landmark.