Wentworth-Gardner House


Nutting photo showing antique day bed and chest in the Wentworth-Gardner upper hall, 1915.
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 11 a.m. Sandra Rux, curator of “Wallace Nutting and the Wentworth-Gardner House,” will give a gallery talk at the Wentworth-Gardner House on Saturday August 22 at 11 a.m. entitled “Wallace Nutting—Accidental Furniture Expert.”  Nutting began his work on documenting early America with photographs of trees and […]

Gallery Talk: “Wallace Nutting—Accidental Furniture Expert”


"Recreations of Our Foremothers" by Wallace Nutting, 1913
Saturday, June 27, 2015 11 a.m. Join Sandra Rux, curator of “Wallace Nutting and the Wentworth-Gardner House,” for a gallery talk at the Wentworth-Gardner House on Saturday, June 27 at 11 a.m.  Ms. Rux will discuss the loom that appeared in a the Nutting photograph “Recreations of Our Foremothers” and […]

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.
The Wentworth Lear Historic Houses invites you to visit “Wallace Nutting and the Wentworth-Gardner House— 100 Years,” a new exhibit that tells the story of the restoration of the Wentworth-Gardner House using before-and-after photographs taken by Wallace Nutting.  The house was the northernmost site in Nutting’s “Chain of Five Colonial […]

Wallace Nutting Exhibit


Learn how to reconstruct an 18th-century stone wall using traditional mortars and methods on June 13th & 14th, 2015.  Photo by James Smith.
Rebuilding Historic Stonewalls JUNE 13 & JUNE 14, 2015 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (both Saturday & Sunday) Join John Wastrom, conservation mason & stonemason, as he leads this two-day seminar on rebuilding historic stonewalls.   Through hands-on participation, you will learn the secrets and techniques to reconstruct an 18th-century stonewall, also […]

Stonewall Seminar