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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4th Annual Costumed Tea
Market Square Day
at the Warner House
is this
Saturday June 10, 2017,

Captain Archibald and his Lady Sarah Wentworth Macpheadris invite you to join them for an afternoon entertainment celebrating the ongoing 300th anniversary of the construction of their grand house.
To commemorate this event, we have set the principal rooms at a gastronomic moment in history—evening dining from 1720s-1910s —business repasts of the early and late 18th century.
To enhance your experience, garments laden with stories—such as ladies shoes and dresses, and even Jonathan Warner’s plum-red coat and vest—will be laid out in the rooms in anticipation of its wearer’s return.
At 2 PM, members of the Royal Scottish Country Dancers will perform simple dances for your edification and ask you to join them.
There will be light refreshments and croquet. Rumor has it that several guests have created new fashions for this event.

Please join us for this special year with the house appointed to entertain you as it has for countless past guests.
Please join us for this annual fete as we open our doors to the public to enjoy the 1st floor of the house and the gardens.

Admission is free.

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Please note that dressing in costume is encouraged; however, the tea is open to all. Weather permitting. Please RSVP at (603) 436-5909.

Due to the forecast for Sunday, the Downton Tea has been postponed.  The Warner House apologizes for any inconvenience.  The Downton Tea committee will look into possibly holding the event later this season. Thank you.  

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Please note that dressing in costume is encouraged; however, the tea is open to all. 

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This event takes place on Market Square Day.  Please be aware that parking will be extremely limited, and you are encouraged to use the MSD shuttles to access downtown Portsmouth. For more information, please visit the Pro Portsmouth / Market Square Day event page.

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