Cal­en­dar

2014 CAL­EN­DAR OF EVENTS*

JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | SEP­TEM­BER | OCTO­BER

This year marks the 200th anniver­sary of Jonathan Warner’s death in 1814, and the Warner House will cel­e­brate Warner’s life by hon­or­ing the bicen­ten­nial of his death with spe­cial talks, pro­grams and exhibits. Join us as we pay our respects to the man Charles W. Brew­ster called one of the last of the cocked hats. All events are at the Warner House unless oth­er­wise noted.



MAY

Be fab­u­lous to the Warner House in May! Shop all month long at the Fab­u­lous Find, 139 Route 1, Kit­tery, Maine, and all the pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Warner House, Portsmouth Athenæum and Wentworth-​Lear House. In the midst of spring clean­ing? Bring your items to the Fab­u­lous Find for another way you can help sup­port this wor­thy cause! The money raised will go toward the Warner House LCHIP fund.

The Fab­u­lous Find describes itself as a “bou­tique style” thrift store, with higher qual­ity cloth­ing, home acces­sories, music and books.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Fab­u­lous Find, check out its Face­book page, and while you are there, please become a fan!


JUNE 1, SUN­DAY, OPEN­ING DAY

Wel­come to the Warner House’s 82nd sea­son as a museum. The Asso­ci­a­tion first opened the house in 1932.


JUNE 14, SAT­UR­DAY, MAR­KET SQUARE DAY

12 p.m. — 4 p.m.

Explore the first floor of the Warner House for free.


JUNE 15, SUN­DAY, FATHER’S DAY

Fathers enjoy a com­pli­men­tary tour of the house.


JUNE 21, SAT­UR­DAY, COS­TUMED TEA

11 a.m. — 3 p.m.

Join us at the Warner House for tea, treats and a tour of the Grande Dame of Daniel Street. Dress in the cos­tume of your choice. Cost is $5. RSVP by June 15 to (603) 4365909 or This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


JUNE 22, SUN­DAY, MEM­BERSPARTY

PIER SUP­PORT GROUP

4 p.m. — 6 p.m.

Tour the Warner House with Build­ings and Grounds Com­mit­tee Chair Kerry Vautrot as she presents the scope of the forth­com­ing LCHIP project. Click here for more on the LCHIP grant. Get hands on as Kerry guides you directly to the much-​needed work. You will go from the bot­tom to the top of the Warner House, so bring your flash­light and wear com­fort­able shoes. On the tour, you will see some of our most press­ing needs such as the base­ment piers and the cupola windows.

Refresh­ments will be served. Free to mem­bers. Not a mem­ber? Click here for more infor­ma­tion.

While the Mem­bers’ Party is a way for the Warner House Asso­ci­a­tion to express grat­i­tude for the con­tin­ued sup­port of our mem­bers, the LCHIP is a match­ing grant, and it is cru­cial the work be com­pleted. Follow­ing the tours, we will be accept­ing dona­tions toward the LCHIP project, so if inclined, please bring your checkbooks!

In an amaz­ing dis­play of gen­eros­ity and love for the Warner House, a mem­ber who wishes to remain anony­mous has already pledged a match­ing grant of $25,000 to the LCHIP match­ing grant! This incred­i­ble ges­ture will help the Warner House reach its goals; how­ever, fundrais­ing efforts must be matched to the penny to receive this remark­able gift.



July 10, Thurs­day, macp­head­ris grave­stone rub­bing demonstration

5 p.m. at point of Graves

Join Cas­san­dra and Paulette from Grave­stone Artwear of York, Maine, at Point of Graves ceme­tery, Mechanic Street, Portsmouth, NH. Learn the his­tory of tomb­stone art, the stone carvers & ways to pre­serve these valu­able mon­u­ments of history.

Avail­able for pur­chase will be new Warner House t-​shirts, designed by Grave­stone Artwear & inspired by the Macp­head­ris grave­stone. These are a must have! Pro­ceeds sup­port the Warner House. RAIN DATE is July 12, 4:00 p.m.

FREE EVENT!


JULY 19, SAT­UR­DAY, THE DEATH OF JONATHAN WARNER: LAST OF THE COCKED HATS

Start­ing at 11 a.m.

Step back to the spring­time of 1814 and expe­ri­ence the retelling of the last days of Jonathan Warner in the inti­mate set­ting of the Warner House.

$10 mem­bers /​$15 non-​members


JULY 31, THURS­DAY, MEMENTO MORI: THE ART AND SEN­TI­MENT OF MOURN­ING JEWELRY

5:30 p.m. AT DIS­COVER PORTSMOUTH CENTER

Laura John­son, asso­ciate cura­tor, His­toric New England

From coffin-​shaped rings to watch chains made from human hair, memo­ri­al­iz­ing the dead changed dra­mat­i­cally in New Eng­land from 1700 to 1900. Such inti­mate keep­sakes helped the liv­ing to grieve and to sym­pa­thize. Laura John­son will dis­cuss the many ways New Eng­lan­ders remem­bered their loved ones through a wide range of ornaments.

FREE EVENT!

Last of the Cocked Hats lec­ture series



AUGUST 15, FRI­DAY, ANNUAL TWI­LIGHT TOUR OF PORTSMOUTH

CEL­E­BRAT­ING JONATHAN WARNER’S BIRTHDAY

5 p.m. — 8 p.m.

Cel­e­brate Jonathan Warner’s birth­day, born in 1726, and see the Warner House at dusk. The “can­dles” are lit for a unique expe­ri­ence in one of the ear­li­est houses in Portsmouth. Spon­sored by the Portsmouth His­toric House Asso­ciates, the Twi­light Tour allows you to visit sev­eral his­toric houses in Portsmouth includ­ing the fol­low­ing: Warner House, Pitt Tav­ern at Straw­bery Banke Museum, Gov. John Lang­don House, Rundlet-​May House, John Paul Jones House, Moffatt-​Ladd House, Wentworth-​Coolidge Man­sion and Went­worth Lear His­toric Houses. Advanced tick­ets can be pur­chased at the par­tic­i­pat­ing museums.

$18 adults, $8 chil­dren (advanced price); $20 adults, $10 chil­dren (day of event).



AUGUST 28, THURS­DAY, Putting the Cocked Hat to Rest, the Rise of Indus­tri­al­ism in the Pis­cataqua Region

5:30 p.m.

Peter Michaud, National Reg­is­ter, Preser­va­tion Tax Incen­tives & Ease­ments Coor­di­na­tor, New Hamp­shire Divi­sion of His­tor­i­cal Resources.

Jonathan Warner’s death in 1814 marked the tran­si­tion period between the demise of the old 18th cen­tury eco­nomic order and the rise of the Indus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion and 19th cen­tury cap­i­tal­ism. Peter Michaud will look at the shift of the Pis­cataqua econ­omy from the old town by the sea to newly devel­oped indus­trial towns and cities inland from Portsmouth.

FREE EVENT!

Last Of The Cocked Hats lec­ture series

UPDATE: Due to sched­ul­ing con­flict, please note the change of date from newslet­ter for this pro­gram from Aug. 15, 2014 to Aug. 28, 2014.


SEP­TEM­BER 4, THURS­DAY, Take the Por­trait & Run

5:30 p.m.

James Smith, research assis­tant, Portsmouth Athenaeum.

Find out more about the heirs of the Warner for­tune like Eliz­a­beth Pitts Caseaux, Jonathan Warner’s niece who after receiv­ing a bulk of the estate includ­ing Warner’s por­trait moved to France.

FREE EVENT!

Last Of The Cocked Hats lec­ture series


SEP­TEM­BER 21, SUN­DAY, MADRIGALS

4 P.M.

Lis­ten to the the delight­ful sounds of madri­gals, acapella music derived from Europe and brought to Amer­ica in the late 1600s through the 1700s. Enjoy this rare treat as the per­form­ers are dressed in period cos­tumes with the grand set­ting of the his­toric Warner House.

$30 for mem­bers /​$35 for non-​members. Space is lim­ited. For ticket infor­ma­tion, please con­tact the Warner House.


SEP­TEM­BER 28, sat­ur­day, portsmouth mar­itime folk festival

12:302:00 p.m.

Once again, the Warner House gar­den is a venue for the annual Portsmouth Mar­itime Folk Fes­ti­val. Bring your friends and enjoy this fes­ti­val through­out Portsmouth. In case of rain, the venue will change to the Dis­cover Portsmouth Center.

Learn more about the Portsmouth Mar­itime Folk Fes­ti­val and the other venues by click­ing here.


Octo­ber 8, THURS­DAY, Expec­ta­tions Dashed

5:30 P.M. AT DIS­COVER PORTSMOUTH CENTER

San­dra Rux, cura­tor, Portsmouth His­tor­i­cal Society

Both Jonathan Sher­burne and Samuel Sher­burne, sons of Jonathan Warner’s sis­ter, Sarah, had been, at dif­fer­ent times deeded sub­stan­tial parts of Jonathan Warner’s prop­erty (later deeded back to Jonathan Warner). Samuel had been his son-​in-​law and Jonathan was his name­sake. A diary kept by Jonathan Sher­burne sheds light on why he was dis­in­her­ited. Learn how they fared in the will and why.

FREE EVENT!

Last Of The Cocked Hats lec­ture series


Other events and pro­grams not yet included on the Cal­en­dar of Events include a cura­to­r­ial tour, spe­cial hard­hat tours, church tour, and the annual Patrons’ Party.


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