Miss Porter’s House Open Day – 10th December 2017
It’s Christmas time at Miss Porter’s House. We will have on display Christmas decorations, Christmas recipes and Christmas table settings owned and used by the Porters .
We will also have a Christmas Stall.
Do come and visit Miss Porter’s House – you will be pleasantly surprised!
National Trust – Voluntary Service Award – Penelope Young
On 25th November 2o17 Penelope Young was awarded The Voluntary Service Award. The award is in recognition of Penelope’s consistent outstanding voluntary service and dedication to the work of the National Trust in general, and Miss Porter’s House in particular.
Penelope is responsible for the garden at Miss Porter’s House and efficiently organises a small team of volunteers to maintain the grounds. She is utterly reliable and always available to help – as long it’s not cooking!
Penelope is a great and loyal team member who is a valued and valuable volunteer.
Miss Porter’s House Open Day – Sunday, 12 November 2017
Our next open day at Miss Porter’s House will be 12th November 2017. Our theme will be ‘Making Do: Mending and Recycling Clothes in the Twentieth Century’.
See how families used their ingenuity to get maximum usage from their garments.
We will also have a stall displaying Christmas items, arts and crafts, jams, biscuits and plants.
Miss Porter’s 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, $6 pensioners and children five years and over. Free to National Trust Members and children under five.
Miss Porter’s House Leadlight Dinner 2017
On the 3rd November Miss Porter’s House held our third Leadlight Dinner in the Clydesdale Restaurant at Hamilton TAFE. It was another very successful evening of beautiful food and excellent service provided by the students and staff of TAFE. A particular highlight of the evening was the talk by Terry St George on his digitisation of the all the records at Sandgate Cemetery and the creation of a virtual cemetery on-line.
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
The above clockwork car with three wheels and two passengers sitting under an umbrella painted, on top, with a map of the northern part of the globe up from a latitude which includes most of Alaska. The toy is made from coloured tin plate pressed into the shapes of the car, wheels, passengers, etc. and joined together, where necessary, by tongues along the edges bent through opposing slots. There is a winder on the side.
Book; 42488 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.