Keeping History Above Water®: Portsmouth will expand on steps the City, Strawbery Banke and other coastal advocates are taking to address the challenges depicted in previous KHAW sessions, the data collection and remediation efforts, and the public outreach initiatives focused on adaptation, resilience, and solutions to the impacts of sea-level-rise, recurrent flooding, and climate change on historic resources. Sessions will explore the theme “Water Has a Memory: Protecting Historic Port Cities from Sea Level Rise” and foster a collaborative and interdisciplinary discussion focused on implementing practical solutions, overcoming hurdles, and preserving the irreplaceable treasures historic communities must safeguard.

This will be the tenth iteration of Keeping History Above Water, and is being hosted by Strawbery Banke Museum, the City of Portsmouth, University of NH Geospatial Lab and Portsmouth NH 400th Inc. The conference takes place May 7-9, 2023 at the AC Hotel in downtown Portsmouth and will include an opening plenary, two days of morning conference sessions, and optional afternoon tours (waterfront and on-the-water), site visits and networking opportunities.

Learn more and register ($200 for the 3 day conference)