The challenges of 2020 present numerous opportunities – and Strawbery Banke pivoted to committing to students, their families, and educators as well as the greater seacoast community by investing in virtual education opportunities and remote learning support.

Museum staff worked tirelessly on producing and implementing a menu of hands-on virtual offerings that bring the essence of the museum to participant homes or classrooms. To keep programs accessible for educators, financial assistance is available up to 100% for any school as needed.

In line with the vision of keeping Strawbery Banke Museum as a place to gather, the museum reimagined the visitor's experience for 2020 to keep the community safe. Visitors, while minding strict health and safety precautions, enjoy the splendor of an outdoor living history museum through outdoor experiences such as Candlelight Stroll Under the Stars and classic New England outdoor ice skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond.

The museum needs your help. Due to circumstances surrounding the pandemic, Strawbery Banke Museum's operating budget for the current fiscal year is off by 1 Million dollars. To continue funding virtual education offerings and programs as well as providing outdoor experiences for the community, the museum needs to raise $130,000 before December 31, 2020.

Can you help?

Make a gift of $1,000 or more and become a member of the 1630 Society.

Please take a moment to sample the education and community engagement programs by watching these quick videos below.