Celtic Festival

Friday, 15 July 2016 18:44
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 NHSCOT.org For more information on the performers, click here.
Published in Events

Olde Home Day

Sunday, 05 June 2016 23:09
Join the Warner House at the Olde Home Day and celebrate the “original brick” building’s 300th anniversary! The family reunion is open to all and includes descendants of the extended Warner and Wentworth families. Learn more about the families. The matriarch of the Warner House was Sarah Wentworth, daughter of Lt. Gov. John Wentworth and brother of Royal Gov. Benning Wentworth. Sarah married Archibald Macpheadris in 1717 and lived in this house. The Wentworths were a large mercantile family provincial dynasty, both socially and politically, and today, many of the Wentworth descendants still live in the area. • Tour the Warner House new exhibit "300 years of Dining at the Warner House" • Food includes a lobster roll, drinks and chips! • Music by the band "Penhallow" at 1 p.m. • Archaeology table • Activities for the whole family! Admission: $10 (includes one free lobster roll!)  $5 (includes one free hot dog!) What do you give a 300-year-old house? Simple. Your support. Become a member today!
Published in Events

Three Centures of Dining

Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:06
Open June 1 through October 16 at the Warner House.  Exhibit is part of admission. Special reception on June 1 at 5 p.m. at the Warner Houes for Warner House members.  Not a member?  Help us bring in 300 new members this year and join today!
Published in Latest News

Warner House at 300!

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:49
From June - September 2016 at the Discover Portsmouth Center! Opening reception is June 3 at 5 p.m. during Art Around Town.
Published in Latest News

Warner House 300th & Its Logo

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 17:44
The Warner House is turning 300 this season! Older than many towns in New Hampshire, the Warner House is truly a remarkable survivor, narrowly avoiding first the paths of two devastating early-19th-century fires and then its imminent demolition in the early 20th century for a gas station.  The museum opens on June 1st!  For more information, check out the Calendar of Events. Sign up for our e-newsletter and stay up to date with the latest events!
Published in Latest News
In 2016, the Warner House will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the house's construction, which began in 1716.  The T-shirt celebrates both the tricentennial, and the spirit of the Warner House families that called the house a home for six generations. The shirt design comes from the only known gravestone of the early house occupants, Sarah Wentworth, infant daughter of Archibald Macpheadris and Sarah Wentworth Macpheadris.  Young Sarah was buried in the Point of Graves in Portsmouth, the oldest cemetery in the state.  Gravestone Artwear of York, Maine, designed the shirt. Order the shirt online or during the season in the gift shop.  All proceeds support the Warner House!    
Published in Latest News