Imagine That! The Power of Picture Books

Celebrating the extraordinary heritage of book illustration in this region, Imagine That! The Power of Picture Books, brings the riches of New England book illustration to the Seacoast. Featuring more than one hundred artworks by over 30 illustrators from Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, this five-month exhibit explores stories about journeys, spanning a century of creativity. This exhibition will provide engagement spaces for families in the gallery, including a bookmaking station, a book-themed play space, a reading nook, a toy theater, and an audio guide for visitors.

The exhibit will run from May 6 to September 25, 2022, 10 am–5 pm, daily. To learn more visit

This project was funded in part through a Community Project Grant from New Hampshire Humanities.

Event Details


Friday, May 6, 2022 10:00am


Portsmouth Historical Society
10 Middle Street
Portsmouth NH 03824

Hosted By:

Portsmouth Historical Society

Contact Info:

Meredith Affleck, Exhibitions Manager, 603-436-8433