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Happy Independence Day from NHFF!

Living and working in Portsmouth, the 3rd settled city in the US in 1630, means it is saturated with history, and holidays like Independence Day take on great celebrations and a reverence for the times from which we’ve come.

One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, William Whipple, lived at the Moffatt-Ladd House, who we partner with as a screening venue. Many homes have been preserved from the 17th and 18th centuries and turned into museums encapsulating the way of life from the past.  It is not only colonial homes that have been preserved but much of the city’s architecture remains intact due to the Portsmouth Historic Society.

The 4th of July is a great reason to pause and embrace how great the city in which we live truly is, the significance of the document that declares us free, and the revolutionary men and women throughout our nation’s history who have fought and are fighting to keep us that way.

For NHFF that freedom allows us the opportunity to bring uninhibited art and visionaries to Portsmouth, making history in a different way, and we couldn’t be more thankful that we get to do what we love in the city of Portsmouth, in the state of New Hampshire, and in the United States of America.

We hope the summer air, the barbeques, and the exploding lights across the sky are indulged in this holiday and that the freedom we share is celebrated extensively!