STRAWBERY BANKE MUSEUM

AMERICAN LIVES: A TIMELINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY
Saturday, June 27, 2020, 10 am - 5 pm
Event is included with regular admission; Members free

PLEASE NOTE: As a Blue Star Museum, Strawbery Banke admits active duty military and their families free. Strawbery Banke also admits veterans free.

Start a week-long celebration of American heritage by meeting the widest range of historic interpretation presented anywhere. Dozens of costumed re-enactors and living history performers, presenting American history from 1602 to 1945, join the museum's roleplayers for interactions all day long across the campus.  

GUEST REENACTORS & HISTORY PERFORMERS AT PAST AMERICAN LIVES: 

 

TICKET COST + INFORMATION:  Event is included with regular admission; Strawbery Banke Members free.


 

1940's STYLE SWING DANCE
Friday, July 3, 2020, 6 - 9 pm

Jump, jive and swing to the music of the Beantown Swing Orchestra at a 1940s-style swing dance. Dance Lessons (free instruction with a ticket to the dance) start at 6:00 pm and the band boogies from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Then watch the Portsmouth fireworks display from the vantage point of Strawbery Banke. 

TICKET COST + INFORMATION: 

*Tickets available at the door. 
To purchase tickets in advance, please click here

 


 

 

AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION
Saturday, July 4, 2020, 10 am - 2 pm

  • US NATURALIZATION CEREMONY (11 am - 12 pm): Celebrate America by welcoming new citizens at the US Naturalization Ceremony. A Museum favorite, come feel reinvigorated by the joy and patriotism shared by those who make their own special day on their new nation’s birthday.
  • OLD-FASHIONED FIELD DAY (10 am - 2 pm): Learn games played throughout the centuries as part of Strawbery Banke’s Old Fashioned Field Day. Visitors are invited to play a round of croquet, test their skill at marbles, have fun with hula hoops, and collect ribbons at 10 different games all over the museum grounds.
  • PATRIOTIC PARADE (2 pm): Kids are invited to decorate their bikes, wagons, or hats from 10:00 am until the parade around the museum grounds starts at 2 pm. 

ALL WEEKEND

The Museum is open daily, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. During a visit families enjoy:

  • Furnished houses representing 300+ years of history
  • Costumed role-players
  • Victorian Fairy Houses
  • Guided garden tours
  • Demonstrations of weaving, colonial hearth-cooking, basket weaving, and more.
  • Enjoy refreshments at Figtree Café at Strawbery Banke, and a delightful shopping experience for adults and kids at Pickwick’s at the Banke.

 

Additional support from Appledore Medical Group, BAE, Eastern BankExeter Hospital, and Fidelity as well as annual sponsors R.M. Davis and Proulx Oil & Gas. Marshall Rental provides in-kind support.