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Seacoast 375th
JOHN PAUL JONES BIRTHDAY
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JPJ Celebration photo

No that isn't the ghost of John Paul Jones, just a patient re-enactor outside the museum run by the Portsmouth Historical Society since 1917.



JPJ Celebration photo

Portsmouth's first poet laureate Esther Buffler (left) read her poem about JPJ from her published works. Here she meets Maryellen Burke (right) a recently appointed trustee of the Portsmouth Historical Society.



JPJ Celebration photo

Mixing history with political correctness, male and female members of the Whipple Lodge prepare to carry the colors and raise the flag before three volleys of musket-fire rattled the windows of downtown Portsmouth.



JPJ Celebration photo

Volunteers receive final instructions. Re-enactors must provide their own authentic outfits and are in great demand for historic events in the Seacoast. The 375th ceremony also included ballads by the Portsmouth Trio and music by a bagpiper in honor of JPJ's Scottish heritage. The event occurs annually on the weekend following JPJ's July 6 birthday.

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1998 SeacocastNH.com

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