Mission Statement

 
The mission of the Warner House is to preserve and enhance the building as a monument of American domestic architecture for the benefit of the public by interpreting the lives of the family who occupied the house from 1718 to 1930, and to contribute to a greater understanding of the people of Portsmouth and America. 

The mission shall be carried out by the following: 

  • Preserving and maintaining the 1716-18 brick house, a National Historic Landmark, with its original architecture, paneling, murals and collections according to guidelines established by the Secretary of the Interior.

  • Interpreting accurately a continuum of more than 200 years of family occupancy based on documentary and archaeological evidence, using original and period furnishings to tell the story.

  • Presenting to a diverse audience guided tours, programs, exhibitions and publications based on our growing archives of scholarly research on the house and its inhabitants. 

Statement last modified: Nov. 2008