2016 Opening

portsmouth_privateersThe Wentworth Gardner House will open for the 2016 season on Thursday, June 2nd, at 11:00.  An opening reception for an exhibit titled “Portsmouth Privateers” will be held on Saturday, June 4th, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Members and the general public are welcome to attend without charge.

Participating in the Past


The skills and culture of the past have contributed to the quality of American life.  Rediscover and experience the wisdom of the good old days by enrolling in our 2016 workshops:

Beginning Carving: learn how to carve a Bellamy Eagle.  Five Saturdays from 9 to noon: 5/28, 6/04, 6/11, 6/18, and 6/25.

Understanding Antique Houses: Saturday July 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Crafting 18th and 19th Century Reproduction Moldings: Saturday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 603-436-4445 for further details.

May Concert

On May 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. Wentworth Lear Historic Houses will present a concert of 17th and 18th century chamber music by students from the Walnut Hill School.  The musicians, whose last performance for Wentworth Lear  took place in the fall of 2015, were received with acclaim by attendees, who expressed amazement  over the extraordinary level of musicianship of the students.