Welcome to Local History

The Portsmouth Public Library’s Henry A. Lorberg Local History Department was established in 1995 as part of the new addition to the Main Library. Named for the local historian who procured the original funding for the Carnegie building, the department houses the Library’s local history and genealogy materials. Our resources have aided researchers worldwide.



Help the Local History Department increase their collection by donating your old scrapbooks, family photos, etc. View a list of past donations