A Night at the Museum! It's hilarious and ridiculous!

A Night at the Museum! It's hilarious and ridiculous!

What would happen if you were in a museum and all the exhibits started to come alive?

That's exactly what will happen as George Hosker-Bouley along with the Portsmouth Historical Society present the hilarious and ridiculous A Night at the Museum - The John Paul Jones House. Hosker-Bouley is no stranger in taking history and turning it on its ear so join him and his actors as they take over the John Paul Jones House in a night that will go down in history. This hilarious event is one night only so don't miss out.


The tour runs every fifteen minutes and takes over a half hour to go through. You can arrive any time from 6pm to 8:30pm.

Tickets are $12 and includes refreshment.

Meetup details to be announced.

Imagine walking through a historic house and having the people who once lived there take you to task for not wiping your feet on their carpet! The house is bursting with stories  and laughs as you take a house tour that is unlike anything you ever ever experienced. Come and meet William Preston and learn the mystery behind his arrest and death or spend some time with Mary Morrison as she returns home with her crazy sister or listen as Richard Fletcher Dunn explains the meaning behind his "Sunday leg".  Perhaps John Paul Jones himself will be there to explain why he couldn't get a job after the war! This irreverent theater piece proves that vaudeville, history and comedy do indeed make for strange bedfellows.

George Hosker-Bouleyis the creator and producer of The Portsmouth Underbelly Tour, The Gloucester House Boys, A Dickens of A Christmas and more than 25 original sold-outtheater pieces. 


-Meetup details to be announced



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  • Ron S

    Sorry I missed it. Was stuck on a mountain with no cell service to let you know Dana.

    September 30, 2013

  • Dana O.

    Another great performance from George and his crew! Looking forward to more of his entertaining shows that I know are coming very soon!

    September 30, 2013

  • Jodi N.

    Was a lot of fun! Great job George & friends! :)

    September 29, 2013

  • Dave F.

    Lots of fun. Wish it was longer

    September 29, 2013

  • Gale_2

    Now I'm a "maybe" so I'm changing my RSVP to no. Sounds like a wonderful event.

    September 27, 2013

  • Donna M.

    Is the tour a group thing or on your own? Is anyone interested in meeting someplace for a bite to eat before the tour?

    September 27, 2013

    • Dana O.

      Hi Donna, this is a "Tour thing", however many of us will run into each other. Also we will be walking over to the Pearl for our dance right after we finish the tours. Additionally, there will be a huge, steady supply of appetizers at the dance (as posted) for FREE. Plenty of food all night!

      1 · September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This event looks awesome! Unfortunately I am busy being a ZOMBIE in Salem, MA on Saturday : ) Party on!

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies; unavoidable business commitment came up for Saturday and I won't make it back in time. Hope you all have lots of fun!

    September 26, 2013

    • Anna

      I'm going late to dance at The Pearl - I haven't seen you in ages. Maybe you can make that!

      1 · September 26, 2013

  • Heather T.

    Sounds fabulous!

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • George H.

    This event is going to be a blast!!!

    September 22, 2013

  • Julie F

    sounds great! Thanks, Dana!

    September 16, 2013

  • Dana O.

    Hey, we'll be having a dance at the Pearl this same night! So plan on parking at the Pearl and taking the short walk around the corner to the John Paul Jones House for this fun and exciting tour. Then just walk back to the Pearl for a night of dancing!
    The dance hasn't been posted yet. We're finalizing the music source (DJ or Band). Will be announced within a few days of this comment. What a night this will be, so tell everyone to join us!

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Gale_2

    Do we need to buy tickets IN ADVANCE?

    September 14, 2013

    • Dana O.

      No, we just pay at the door.

      September 15, 2013

  • Jane B

    Shucks! Hate to miss this. Sounds like fun.

    September 15, 2013

  • aRLENE T.

    So sorry, Julie. I'm going away that weekend oh photo/foliage/kayak gig w/AMC!

    September 14, 2013

  • Gale_2

    September 28 also is the date of the Portsmouth MARITIME FESTIVAL. It's really a blast. Every year I go to (can't remember the restaurant name) for maritime music & singing. Anyone can join the singers (yes, I'm up there). You have to get there well before the event starts (starts 2:00 ??) or it's impossible to get seating. So Dana, how about posting the maritime festival for during the day. A schedule will be posted closer to that date.

    July 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Gale, I just joined this group, looking forward to seeing you again!

      July 15, 2013

  • Jodi N.

    Just checked my calendar....suppose to be going to King Richards Faire that day......not sure if I will be home in time or not. Dana do I leave my name on or take it off?

    July 8, 2013

  • Gale_2

    I live much closer to Nashua, but it wouldn't make sense (I don't think) for me to carpool from there because I'd be going in one big circle. Gale (who can't live without her GPS)

    July 8, 2013

  • BarbaraFl

    I wish Portsmouth wasn't so far - this does sound interesting

    July 8, 2013

    • Dana O.

      How about getting a carpool together? Stacey, Gale, you live nearby Nashua somewhere I think, and you all could make an afternoon of discovering Portsmouth! It's a fabulous place, with so much to do and see! It's only about a 50 min drive. Maybe I'll make another meetup just for doing that! Any interest?

      July 8, 2013

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