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

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Only one gravestone exists from the early families of the historic Warner House on Daniel Street: Sarah Macpheadris, infant daughter of Archibald and Sarah. On Sunday July 19, 2015, join Cassandra & Paulette from Gravestone Artwear of York, Maine, at Point of Graves at 2 p.m. to learn the history of tombstone art, the stone carvers & ways to preserve these valuable monuments of history. After the demonstration, participants can create their own work of art. Materials will be provided. Families and children are encouraged.

The event is free and open to the public.

Available for purchase will be the Warner House t-shirt designed by Gravestone Artwear and inspired by the Macpheadris gravestone. Additional merchandise will be available. All proceeds support the Warner House.

Rain date for the Gravestone Rubbing Demonstration is July 26 at 2 p.m.

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Get ready to flip your kilts!

Saturday, Aug. 6, 12-4 p.m. 

Rain date is Aug. 7, 12-4 p.m.

Join the Warner House during its 300th season for an afternoon of Celtic music!  The Celtic Festival celebrates the first owner of the house, Capt. Archibald Macpheadris. A Scots-Irish immigrant, Macpheadris was in Portsmouth about 1712, and he had the impressive Warner House built for him, c. 1716.  In 1709, Macpheadris joined the Scots Charitable Society in Boston, the oldest charitable society in the Western Hemisphere.  Representatives from the Society will be on hand to describe the Scottish presence in colonial New England. 

Receive a special discount for a Macpheadris-era inspired brew at Earth Eagle Brewings.

Cost is $10 members and $15 non-members.  Children 12 and under are free.  Food will be available to purchase from RiRa Irish Pub.

Assitance for the festival comes from the New Hampshire Highland Games or

For more information on the performers, click here.


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