The Magic of Mother’s Day
A much-loved tradition. Treat mum to a slice of history and enjoy a special display of memorabilia from three generations of remarkable Porter women.
Miss Porter’s House museum is a women’s house containing the clothes, photographs, craft work and household effects of Florence Porter and her daughters Ella and Hazel. Their husband and father, Herbert Porter, died during the 1919 influenza epidemic leaving his young family to live in the family home until it was bequeathed to the National Trust on the death of Hazel in 1997. Miss Porter’s House volunteers are celebrating the Porter women with a display of family photographs, tea pots, tea sets and other Mother’s Day memorabilia.
However, the Porter women’s story is more than tea pots, doilies and cake. Miss Porter’s House reflects three generations of remarkable women who were early European settlers, businesspeople, employees and active community members, as well as wives and mothers. So, visit Miss Porter’s House and discover what being a mother meant for three generations of remarkable women.