364 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
The Builders and Craftsmen of Rundlet-May House is a walking tour that explores Portsmouth through the eyes of the craftsmen who built Rundlet-May House and is offered on Saturday, June 18 from 11:30am – 12:45pm. This tour highlights their work, their societies, their involvement in politics, and the relationships they forged with each other in Portsmouth’s community of craftsmen. The tour begins at Governor John Langdon House at 143 Pleasant St. and ends at Rundlet-May House at 364 Middle St.
Early Innovations, explores changes in domestic technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is offered on Wednesday, June 22 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rundlet-May House, 364 Middle Street. The tour explores areas of the 1807 mansion not normally open to the public, such as the basement and service ell. See a progression of modern conveniences including a Rumford roaster and broiler, a privy with wallpaper, a 1930s bathroom, and early central heating system.
Admission for each program is $15; $10 for Historic New England members. Registration is required at www.historicnewengland.org. Call 603-436-3205 for further information.