Print this page

Life & Death in the Piscataqua Symposium

Saturday February 10, 2018

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Masonic Hall
351 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH

Spend a winter day at the annual symposium "Life and Death in the Pistcataqua Region" with all day lectures and lunch! This year, the Warner House's Curator Sandra Rux will talk on "Reinventing Benning Wentworth" and how research can change interpretation. In 1741, Royal Gov. Benning Wentworth (1696 - 1770) moved into the Warner House with his wife Abigail and three sons. He was the brother of Sarah Wentworth Macpheadris Jaffrey, the owner and widow of first owner Capt. Archibald Macpheadris, and for at least the next decade the Warner House became the Governor's Mansion for the province of New Hampshire.

Other speakers at Life & Death include the following:

New Work on Women Artists:
Elizabeth Farish & Rodney Rowland, Strawbery Banke Museum, "Bridges to Portsmouth"
Barbara McLean Ward, Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden director, "Grace Tabor, Landscape Architect, Connections to Portsmouth,"
Lainey Kowalski McCartney, Portsmouth Historical Society (Discover Portsmouth) curator, "Gertrude Fiske (1879-1961): An Independent Vision."

Peter Michaud, New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, "Lucien Geoffrion, Post-War Architect of Portsmouth"

Jim Craig, USS Albacore “Fitz Henry Lane and his Portsmouth Paintings”

Life & Death is on Sat. February 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Hall. Continental breakfast and a lunch are included in the admission to the symposium. Tickets are just $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Reservations are recommended. Call the Moffatt-Ladd House at 603-436-8221 to reserve your spot. You can also order tickets online through Strawbery Banke Museum by clicking HERE.