Talks


Wentworth Gardner House open for visitors, August 1915.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 5:30 p.m. While leisure travel among the middle class had gradually increased since the Civil War, Wallace Nutting took advantage of the new automobile culture to create his Chain of Colonial Picture Houses to provide therapeutic and educational vacation experiences. Sandra Rux, curator of “Wallace Nutting […]

Wallace Nutting and Tourism Gallery Talk


A c.1915 colorized print by Wallace Nutting of a young model dressed in colonial attire descending the main stairway of the Wentworth-Gardner House.
REMINDER!! Thursday – June 11 5:30 p.m. at Discover Portsmouth Center FREE Lecture!   Join Richard M. Candee, Professor Emeritus of American and New England Studies at Boston University as he presents his talk on Wallace Nutting at the Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle Street in Downtown Portsmouth. An authority […]

Richard Candee’s Wallace Nutting