Voices of the Moffatt-Ladd House
Date and Time
Saturday May 7, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
May 7, 2022, 10am to noon
Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden 154 Market Street Portsmouth, NH 03801
$15 for members (Friends of MLH, NSCDA-NH and Majestic Theater members) $20 for not-yet-members
Drama! Bankruptcy! Prison! Danger! Revolution! We have all the exciting stories in our first-ever “Voices of the Moffatt-Ladd House”, produced in conjunction with the Majestic Theater in Manchester, NH. The Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden is partnering with the Majestic Theater to bring to life eight family members of the Moffatts, Whipples, and Ladds who lived in the house from 1763 until 1900. Actors will portray key players in the Moffatt-Ladd story, including Samuel Moffatt, William Whipple and his enslaved servant Prince Whipple, Maria Ladd and her son Alexander Hamilton Ladd, just to name a few. Hear from William what it was like to fight in the Revolutionary War and then sign the Declaration of Independence, and then learn Prince’s experiences, who was in the same situations but unable to have his own personal freedom. Talk with Maria Ladd, the first woman who owned the house outright, who lovingly kept her family’s history alive by recording it and labeling important pieces. And engage with her son AH Ladd, who was a cotton broker and was directly impacted by the Civil War, both personally and financially. Visitors will walk in small groups with a guide through the Moffatt-Ladd House, visiting each room to meet the family members and engage with the actors. Space is limited and the guided tour will last about an hour. Light refreshments will be served in the garden (weather permitting) afterwards. Tickets are just $15 for members of the Friends of the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden and the Majestic Theater or $20 for not-yet-members. For more information or for tickets, call the Moffatt-Ladd House at (603) 430-7968 or purchase online at https://moffattladd.org/upcoming-programs.