Join the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) for the first Whitehorne Day of the season! Free and open to the public.
From 12-3 pm, visitors of all ages are invited to Whitehorne House Museum’s garden for a fun afternoon celebrating restoration and conservation. Explore how NRF carpenters perfectly match centuries-old carvings during the restoration process and try your hand at cleaning historic objects with our museum staff. Visitors can also meet craftspeople, experts, and shop owners who work in the restoration and conservation fields.
From 3-4:30 pm, join in the back garden for a Collective Perspectives panel discussion featuring Director of Museums, Erik Greenberg; Director of Preservation, Alyssa Lozupone; and NRF Mill Supervisor, Peter Raposa. The discussion will include the findings of an NEH-funded study of the Whitehorne House Museum, and how our work in preservation, conservation, and restoration will alleviate some of the physical and systems challenges facing this 200-plus-year-old building. The panel will also discuss the day-to-day work of historic preservation at NRF.
This program is funded in part by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.