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The first lecture of our 2018 season will feature curator Sandra Rux with an introduction to the new exhibit Celebrations Public and Private.

From the grand design of the house by Archibald Macpheadris to tea for the last summer residents, the Warner House was in the midst of Portsmouth society. While attempting to provide an overview of conviviality in Portsmouth over the 200 years of Warner house occupancy, Ms Rux will discuss how we were able to arrive at an historically accurate picture of entertainments at the Warner House even though we do not have diaries, letters or bills that would tell the story more completely.

The lecture will take place at the Warner House at 5:30 on Thursday June 14. Light refreshments will be served.

The cost is $10 ($35 for the entire series of five lectures) and is free for Warner House members. Click here for more about supporting the historic Warner House by becoming a member.


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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 with tours of the downstairs and games in the garden including croquet, lawn bowling, cards and draughts. Dressing up is encouraged but not necessary. 
 
The year 2018 marks the 300th anniversary of the marriage of Scots-Irish Capt. Archibald Macpheadris to Sarah Wentworth, daughter of well-connected Portsmouth merchant John Wentworth (later the Lieutenant Governor of the province of New Hampshire). The Royal Scottish Country Dance will lead simple country dances that may have been similar to the dances during Archibald and Sarah's 1718-housewarming party in the brick mansion on Daniel Street now known as the Warner House.  
 
This event is co-sponsored by Silk Damask.
 
Free event but donations are welcome.
 
Courtesy of SilkDamask.

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Members will preview the exciting new changes for the 2018 season as well as learn about the future preservation plans for this over 300-year-old historic property!

Light refreshments will be served.


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SAVE THE DATE!

Warner House Annual Meeting

January 25, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Stoodley's Tavern, 14 Hancock Street, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH

Please join the Warner House Association for its annual meeting in the East Room of Stoodley's Tavern at Strawbery Banke Museum. A brief meeting will be followed by updates about the house for 2018.  Light refreshments will be served.

For nearly 200 years, the Warner House and Stoodley's Tavern were Daniel Street neighbors, eventually becoming the last two of several large and grand colonial mansions that once lined the street. In 1964, Stoodley's was divided in half and relocated to its present site on Hancock Street as part of Strawbery Banke Museum. Its original location would become part of the Thomas J. McIntyre Federal Building. With Stoodley's saying goodbye, the Warner House became the last colonial mansion on Daniel Street, a truly remarkable survivor.

(Please note, the annual meeting snow date is Feb. 1, 2018, same time & location.)

Image provided by the Portsmouth Athenaeum.


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