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Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden Welcomes New Executive Director

Previously the Director of Operations at the Millyard Museum in Manchester, Jeff Barraclough is now Executive Director of Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden in Portsmouth. “The Moffatt-Ladd House is a beautiful site with a lot of history, and I am thrilled to be here,” said Barraclough, who will remain president of the NH Heritage Museum Trail. Formed in 2014 as a way to share resources and better promote their respective collections, programs and events, The Trail features 21 museums, which recently welcomed the Moffatt-Ladd House as its newest member.

“The Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden is excited to be the newest member of the NH Heritage Museum Trail,” Barraclough said. “We look forward to partnering and collaborating with this great group of museums and historic sites across the state.”  

Regarding what attracted him to the Moffatt-Ladd House, Barraclough cited it as “an important historic site and one of America’s finest Georgian urban merchant estates.” “The house was built in 1763 and was the home of William Whipple, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, who lived here throughout the Revolution,” he explained. “The estate also includes extensive historic gardens and a horse chestnut tree planted in 1776 by Whipple after returning from Philadelphia.”

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