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 am to 5 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 delightful shopping experience for adults and kids at Pickwick’s at the Banke.
     

PARKING: 

Parking at the Museum is reserved for HANDICAP ONLY during designated special eventsAll other visitors should utilize off-site parking.  For a downloadable PDF map of public parking, click here.* 

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.