June 26, 2010, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
The day was spent with other history buffs seeing the Hamilton House in South Berwick, an 18th century Georgian style house with beautiful formal gardens, and then having a catered box lunch at Tare Shirt Farm in Berwick, a working 18th century historic farm with historic breeds of domestic livestock. The farm, owned by Peter Cook, Chair of the Board, and his wife, Nancy, is devoted to pre-industrial textile technology. Historic textiles and equipment are on display. The afternoon was in Portsmouth at the Macpheadris-Warner House, built in 1716 and the Moffat-Ladd House built in 1763 and owned by the NSCDA.
The Hamilton House is a South Berwick Georgian building dating to 1785, overlooking the historic Salmon Falls River. The picturesque setting complete with formal gardens is often considered to be one of the most beautiful historic houses in New England. FMI
Tare Shirt Farm, a working eighteenth century farm, is located in Berwick, Maine. The farm is dedicated to wool, spinning and weaving. Peter and Nancy Cook give a tour of the farm with its historic livestock and extensive collection of textiles, furnishings and related equipment in their spinning and weaving barn.
The Macpheadris-Warner House built in 1716 in Portsmouth is considered one of the finest eighteenth century masonry houses in New England. The breath-taking interior includes great murals and decorative arts. FMI
The Moffat-Ladd House in Portsmouth was built by Captain John Mofatt in 1763 and is a stunning mansion owned by the NSCDA of the State of New Hampshire. This house has spacious manicured gardens and a great collection of portraits and decorative arts. FMI
The Ramble is a great way to start a summer of visiting area historic sites and facilities. $75.00 per person.