The Portsmouth Advocates has awarded the Warner House Association with an award for Continued and Sensitive Maintenance of a Historic Property. The preservation award ceremony will be on Nov. 16, 2017 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH. This award follows the successful completition of the Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) matching grant that allowed for structural repairs to the Warner House.  While there always work needed for a building over 300 years old, the LCHIP matching grant allowed for foundation, window and roof repairs. Warner House Building and Grounds Chair Kerry Vautrot oversaw the LCHIP project from the grantwriting, contractor coordination and its completion.  

Please come celebrate with the Warner House! The award ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

From the Discover Portsmouth website:

Portsmouth Advocates, a key program of the Portsmouth Historical Society, is preparing for awards season! Since 1989 Portsmouth Advocates has honored individuals and projects that enhance the city’s unique historic character and make Portsmouth a better place to live and work. On Thursday November 16 from 5:30-7pm at Discover Portsmouth, the Advocates will continue this tradition by presenting awards to exceptional individuals and projects completed over the last year.

Project-specific awards include the following:

Restoring the Integrity of a Resource: 496 Middle Street
Continued and Sensitive Maintenance of a Historic Property: The Masonic Hall on Middle Street, and the Warner House
New Construction in a Historic Context: Islington Street Condos/Old Port Traders site, and the African Burying Ground
Arthur J. Gerrier Memorial Award, which is presented to an individual who is committed to serving our historic community. Arthur Gerrier was a member of the Portsmouth Advocates Board and an outstanding architectural historian: Dick Adams
John Grossman Memorial Award, which recognizes an individual who makes a reality of an organization’s mission and bridging the theoretical and the practical. John Grossman was a tireless supporter of Portsmouth non-profits and Chair of Portsmouth Advocates for many years: Valerie Cunningham

About Portsmouth Advocates

Formed in 1980, Portsmouth Advocates was established to “promote the maintenance of the historical and architectural integrity of the structures and cityscape of the City of Portsmouth.” In 2012 Portsmouth Advocates became part of Portsmouth Historical Society.

For more information on LCHIP:

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Nov. 14, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! 

Flatbread Company Portsmouth has selected the Warner House for its Community Benefit Night on Nov. 14 from 4 to 9 p.m.

For each wood-fired pizza sold by Flatbread, the Warner House will receive a portion of the saIes. In addition, the Warner House will hold a silent auction offering a variety of unique items. Plan an evening with friends and family with great food while helping to maintain the oldest brick house in Portsmouth.  The success of this event depends on your support and your appetite!

Flatbread Company Portsmouth is located at 138 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH.  

The Warner House looks forward to sharing this tasty slice of history with you. 

Flatbread Original Logo web

Visit the Warner House to see a Civil War era interior painting of the Warner House in situ. The painting Sherburne House, Portsmouth, N.H., 1865 by Worthington Whittredge depicts the hallway of Sherburnes, descendants of the Warner family. Remarkably, the hall looks almost the same now as it did 150 years ago. The painting is on loan from the Currier Museum of Art and can be seen at the Warner House until the end of the season on October 15, 2017.

Click here for more information on the Currier Museum of Art.     

Visit the Warner House and other historic houses as dusk approaches. This year's theme is "To Dine." Sponsored by the Portsmouth Historic House Associates (PHHA), click here for more information.
Advance tickets: $18 adults, $8 children (ages 12 and under)
Day-of-tickets: $20 adults, $10 children (ages 12 and under)
Tickets are good for admission to all nine houses.
Advance tickets are available online through Strawbery Banke Museum.
 
Thank you for supporting local history!

WARNER HOUSE ANNUAL MEETING

January 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Tyco Visitors Center, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH

Following a brief business meeting and an election of officers, the Warner House Association invites you to “Not Bad for 300—a Warner House Condition Assessment," an exciting and informative talk by Kerry Vautrot, preservation specialist and chair of the Warner House Buildings & Grounds Committee.

An Evening in “Old Fields”

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

47 p.m.

Ich­a­bod Good­win House,

South Berwick, Maine

$60 per person. RSVP by Oct. 1, 2014

THE RETURN OF THE (NEW) MEMORIAL BRIDGE

Thursday, August 8, 2013 marks the grand opening of the new Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, NH, complete with a full-circle, ribbon-cutting ceremony, and the neighboring businesses and residences surrounding the bridge will let out a collective sigh of relief!  Thank you to the states of New Hampshire and Maine for the funding and to Archer Western for finishing the project so quickly and efficiently.  Since 1716, the Warner House neighborhood has changed considerably, and for nearly the past 90 years, the relationship between the old Memorial Bridge and the Warner House had reached a certain "it's complicated" status.

help the Warner house be truly fabulous in may!

For the month of May, the Fabulous Find thrift shop in Kittery, Maine, has partnered with the Warner House, Portsmouth Athenæum and Wentworth-Lear House where all of the May profits will benefit the three amazing historical organizations! 

How can you increase the profits?  It's Spring cleaning time, and you can donate your items! Particularly desirable are jewelry, gently worn men & women's clothing, small collectibles, art work, and small furniture.  No books, please.  You can bring your items to the Wentworth-Lear barn at 50 Mechanic Street, Portsmouth, NH, on April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where there will be people to load up the items.  You can also bring them directly to the Fabulous Find in early May, and while you are there, shop for yourself, family and friends.

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