Gloria H. Schmidt

BoRIA Advisor for Historical Research

Gloria was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  She has a BA in American History from Cornell University, an MAT (Social Studies) from Brown University, and a Masters in Information and Library Science from the University of Rhode Island.  

As a library/media specialist in Portsmouth, R.I. Schools, Gloria developed a passion for sharing local history with her students.  In retirement, Gloria has become a local historian who researches and writes about the history of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Her blog, covers a variety of topics from farming to women’s suffrage.  Gloria is on the board of the Portsmouth Community Theater and has written historically based plays.  She is a volunteer historian for the Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee/Battle of Rhode Island Association.  Gloria enjoys spending winters in Texas with her grandsons.