Each year Strawbery Banke presents special exhibits and programs that share the stories of the people who called the Puddle Dock neighborhood where the museum now resides, home. These exhibits and programs pull pieces from the museum's extensive collection that have never been on public display and presents them along with the information about what makes the items unique and historically significant.

Exhibits and programs center around the restoration or preservation of the historic buildings, gardens and items from the collections that showcase the museum's unique ability to preserve the past and interpret the history of Portsmouth and the unfolding story of America.

Click on each link for more information on recent annual exhibits:

2019       People of the Dawnland

World of Wendells -- Commerce, Preservation & the Sea

2018        VICE

2017        The Painted Past

Continuing       Port of Portsmouth: War, Trade & Travel

2015-16  Game On! In the Pursuit of Play on Puddle Dock

2014       Finding Home: Stories from a Neighborhood of Newcombers

2013        Tapping Portsmouth: How the Brewing Industry Shaped the City
                 First Nations' Diplomacy Opens the Portsmouth Door

2012        Thread: Stories of Fashion at Strawbery Banke, 1740-2012

2011        Fitz John Porter: Hero or Coward? You Decide

2010        Painting Portsmouth

2009       Through the Eye of the Needle: Sewing Stories and Family Stories

2008       Hogarth Engravings