2020 Pandemic Schedule

 
While the Warner House may be closed to visitors for the 2020 season, we are exploring other methods of outreach to the public, our past visitors, and our members.

Currently we have developed two outdoor features for visitors to Portsmouth and the house. The garden is open to visitors during the daylight hours. Three new panels have been installed in the garden that highlight the story of the extended family that lived here from 1718-1930.
Additionally, based on the work of Valerie Cunningham, one of the panels highlights the story of the enslaved members of the households in the 18 th century. The garden can be entered through a gate next to the horse chestnut tree on the Chapel Street side of the house.

The glassware exhibition Brilliance: Early Glassware in America, 1700-1850 was scheduled for the 2020 season as a case and room setting exhibition. However, it is now taking place through a virtual exhibition on Daniel Street. Every week a new panel describing a glassware object is
posted on the six-foot-tall plank fence next to the Warner House. These panels contain images and text describing the many types of glass objects used in America for 150 years.

This year presented obstacles to a standard season, but it has pushed us to investigate new means of telling the rich story of the Warner House to the public. As the year unfolds, we plan to add more textual and visual information to this website. So please check back periodically.

The garden panels and the virtual exhibition were made possible through a CARES Act Grant funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Hampshire Humanities.
 
 
The garden panels and the virtual exhibition were made possible through a CARES Act Grant funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Hampshire Humanities.