Events

Open House – 8 October 2017

Miss Porter’s House will celebrate Children’s Day with a display of toys, books and other memorabilia of Porter family childhoods.

Toy – Clockwork Car; 43174 on eHive

 

 

 

 

Miss Porter’s House Open Day, Sunday 10th September 2017 – Spring

Miss Porter’s House (Newcastle’s only National Trust House) invites you to celebrate Spring on Sunday 10 September. Come and see our neat and colourful period garden, and our display of Porter family household objects with floral designs. The House is located at 434 King Street, Newcastle West (between Steel and Union Streets) and is open from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Admission: $8 adults, $20 family, $6 pensioners and children five years and over. Free to National Trust Members and children under five free.

Bluebells & Camelias at Miss Porter's House

Miss Porter’s House Open Day, Sunday 13th August 2017: The Ephemera of Family History

Miss Porter’s House will celebrate National Family History Month with a special Family History Month exhibition called The Ephemera of Family History at its Open Day on Sunday, 13 August 2017 from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Of particular interest is the collection of greeting cards, letters, photographs and other household records.

Browse our stall which offers foodstuffs, needlework and speciality cards.

The House is located at 434 King Street, Newcastle West (between Steel and Union Streets) and is open from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Admission: $8 adults, $20 family, $6 pensioners and children five years and over. Free to National Trust Members and children under five.

The photo below: Herbert and Florence Porter started their family in 1911 with the birth of their first child, Ella. Two years later Hazel arrived. Hazel became the Miss Porter of Miss Porter’s House when she bequeathed the family home to the National Trust in 1997.

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Miss Porter’s House Open Day, Sunday 9th July 2017: The Porter Family in Newcastle’s West End

When the Porter family built their home opposite the Steel Street Gasworks (now a MacDonald’s outlet) 104 years ago, it was surrounded by Chinese gardens and wooden huts of the gardeners. The Porters ran a general store in Hunter Street until 1919, and continued as residents there until the death of Miss Hazel Porter in 1997.

Our 9 July exhibition at Miss Porter’s House (Newcastle’s only National Trust House) celebrates the contribution of the Porters to Newcastle society and commerce.

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Miss Porter’s House Open Day, Sunday 11th June 2017: Threads and Fibres 

See a wonderful collection of Arts and Crafts made by skilled craft-women Florence Porter and her daughters Ella and Hazel. Of particular interest is the range of basket work, embroidery and crochet and some fine fabric stencil work.

Stencilled cushion cover

Fabric Stencil

 

Mother’s Day Open House, Sunday 14th May 2017

A visit to Miss Porter’s House on Mother’s Day is a family tradition in Newcastle.  Miss Porter’s House contains a century’s worth of memorabilia providing a window to the lives of Florence Porter and her daughters Ella and Hazel.  We will have on display tea-sets, photographs, clothes, needlework, furnishings, furniture and other household goods.   We will also have a stall where you will be able to purchase a range of home-made items including tea cosies, small quilts, bags, aprons, toys, plants and preserves.

We hope to see you at Miss Porter’s House!

PORTER – JOLLEY SPECIAL FAMILY DAYS – SATURDAY, 15TH APRIL & SUNDAY, 16TH APRIL 2017

The relatives of Herbert Porter and Florence Jolley were invited to attend a special weekend at Miss Porter’s House, 434 King Street, Newcastle West on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017 between 1-4pm.  Many relatives attended the special weekend and were extremely excited and happy about the changes that have occurred during the past decade.

The following photo represents four generations of family members. From left to right:

Jean Dick, Loraine Edwards, Sheree Edwards and Taylah Edwards.

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Open House – 9 April 2017

Miss Porter’s House will present an exhibition called From the beginning: Pictures of the Past, on Sunday 9 April between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm. The exhibition draws on the House’s fine collection of photos and documents relating to the lives of the Porter family.

Open House – 12 March 2017

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Miss Porter’s House will celebrate International Women’s Day, on Sunday 12 March, with an exhibition of craft work by Florence, Ella and Hazel Porter. All three women were keen craft-workers, and made a range of domestic textile products. See examples of their work and the show certificates they won. Tour the House and see the craft.

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Open House – 12 February 2017

A display of everyday objects owned and used by Herbert and Florence and their daughters, Ella and Hazel, which spanned nine decades of the twentieth century, were recently on display on display at Miss Porter’s House.  Our clever detectives below with their certificates.

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Australia Day at Miss Porter’s House – Thursday, 26 January 2017 – 1-4 pm

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Australia Day Open House: An exhibition of Australian motifs in needlework, crockery and pottery at Miss Porter’s House.

Celebrate Australia Day with a good look around Miss Porter’s House: a century’s worth of Aussie household objects including kitchenware, dining ware, clothes, furniture and the free-standing Georgian terrace House itself. Our theme will be Australian motifs in needlework, crockery, pottery, postcards and souvenirs.

We will also have our stall which provides wonderful handmade products including jams, cakes, biscuits and plants.

Cost: $8 adults, $6 pensioners and children five years and over. Free to National Trust Members and children under five.

We would love to see you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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