FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2019
N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Beatrix Potter Day
It’s Beatrix Potter Day! Hop down to the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Park Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 375 Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth, NH.
Celebrate the legendary author and illustrator’s birthday with crafts, a sensory scavenger hunt, story time, and performances by campers from the NH Theatre Project. Meet author and illustrator David McPhail, whose new art show is opening in our Kolb Gallery, and illustrator Tess Feltes, who will be painting on the grounds. And enjoy a piece of birthday cake!
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) created many beloved children’s characters, including Peter Rabbit, Miss Moppet, Squirrel Nutkin, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. She was a family friend of the Coolidges, dedicating her last novel to Henry P. Coolidge, who, as a child, visited her in England with his mother. Call 603-436-6607 for more information. The event free and open to the public.
The Division of Parks and Recreation is one of five divisions of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. NH State Parks and Recreation is comprised of the Bureau of Park Operations, Bureau of Historic Sites, Bureau of Trails, Bureau of Community Recreation, and Cannon Mountain. The Division manages 93 properties, including state parks, beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, trails, waysides, and natural areas. To learn more, visit www.nhstateparks.org, follow NH State Parks on Facebook and Twitter, or call 603/271-3556.