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2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS*

 
In 2018, the Warner House continues to celebrates 300 years from when construction on the brick mansion house began in 1716.   
 

EXHIBIT

CELEBRATIONS: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
A season-long exhibit highlights the ways the Warner House occupants (1716-1929) celebrated both with guests and with the family. Exhibit is throughout the house with vignettes in furnished rooms. Free with admission. 
 

SPECIAL TOUR

ARCHITECTURAL SECRETS TOUR
Mondays, 10 a.m. 
This behind-the-scenes focus tour explores the architectural evolution of the c.1716 house from first period features to later-18th and 19th century alterations and 20th-century restoration. $15 per person. Please call ahead to reserve your spot at (603) 436-5909.
 

EVENTS 

MAY 31, 2018
Members' Party, 5 - 7 p.m.
Join us for our annual Members' Party for a sneak peak of the upcoming season exhibit and house reinterpretation plans.  
 
JUNE 1, 2018
Opening Day!
Opened to the public in 1932 as a house museum, the c.1716 Warner House celebrates over 300 years in the 2018 season.  Daily tours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open Wednesday - Monday, closed Tuesdays. 
 

JUNE 9, 2018
Costumed Tea with the Royal Scottish Country Dance, 12 - 3 p.m.
The Costumed Tea is in conjunction with Market Square Day and tours of the downstairs will be available. This event is co-sponsored by Silk Damask.
Free event. Suggested donation.
 
 
-LECTURE SERIES-
JUNE 14, 2018
Celebrations Public and Private, 5:30 p.m.
Join Warner House Curator Sandra Rux on an introduction of the exhibit as part of the Celebrations: Public and Private 2018 Gallery Talk
$10 for each talk; $35 for the lecture series. Free for WH members.
 
 
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JULY 12, 2018
The Macpheadris Era 1718-1729, 5:30 p.m.
Join Warner House Director Jeff Hopper on the grand design of Capt. Archibald Macpheadris's house to impress the Portsmouth elite as part of the Celebrations: Public and Private 2018 Gallery Talk
$10 for each talk; $35 for the lecture series. Free for WH members.
 
 
SAVE THE DATE!
AUGUST 10, 2018
Twilight Tour
Visit the Warner House and other historic houses as dusk approaches. Sponsored by the Portsmouth Historic House Associates (PHHA). Check back for more information!
 
 
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AUGUST 2, 2018
The Governor's House, 5:30 p.m.
Join Warner House Curator Sandra Rux discuss the occupancy of New Hampshire Royal Gov. Benning Wentworth, brother of Sarah Wentworth Macpheadris Jaffrey, the widow Macpheadris as part of the Celebrations: Public and Private 2018 Gallery Talk
$10 for each talk; $35 for the lecture series. Free for WH members.
 
 
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AUGUST 23, 2018
Aunt Evie and the Colonial Revival, 5:30 p.m.
Curator Sandra Rux leads the talk on one of the last occupants of the house as part of the Celebrations: Public and Private 2018 Gallery Talk
$10 for each talk; $35 for the lecture series. Free for WH members.
 
 
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OCTOBER 4, 2018
Lafayette's Visit to Boston and Portsmouth in 1824, 5:30 p.m.
Board members Richard Nylander and Judy Groppa examine what really happened when Marquis de Lafayette toured the Seacoast as part of the Celebrations: Public and Private 2018 Gallery Talk
$10 for each talk; $35 for the lecture series. Free for WH members.

OCTOBER 14th
Closing Day!
Daily tours of the Warner House end today. 
 
 
AFTER SEASON TOURS
Autumn tours of the Warner House
Visit the Warner House after the official season ends, but before the house is put to bed for the winter.  For more information or to schedule a tour (with proper advanced notice), contact the Warner House at 603-436-5909.

DECEMBER 1, 2018
Holidays at the Warner House,  12 - 3 p.m. 
Celebrate a Warner Holiday and learn about how the family experienced the holiday season.   
Free event. Suggested donation.
 
 
 

 
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*Note that programs are subject to change. Please check back often or call in advance of program date.

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