The Abenaki Heritage Initiative
The Abenaki Heritage Initiative is an interpretive initiative designed to enrich the stories of Native people in the Seacoast region as told at the Museum. Over the years, Strawbery Banke has hosted panel discussions and lecture series about Indigenous heritage; featured Indigenous artisans, storytellers, and experts; and added exhibits and events focused on the heritage of Abenaki peoples. The Abenaki Heritage Initiative provides an umbrella under which to organize the continued relationship building with Abenaki descendant communities and planned daily programming and special events featuring Indigenous stories.
Strawbery Banke’s Abenaki Heritage Initiative is an important part of the Museum’s mission to promote understanding of the lives of individuals in this historic neighborhood, as well as the Museum’s commitment to provide an inclusive environment and share diverse histories.
To learn more about:
…Abenaki people click here.
…the “People of the Dawnland” exhibit click here.
…the Strawbery Banke wigwam click here.
…Dawnland StoryFest click here.
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2022 Historic House Season
Open daily through October 31, 2022, 10 AM - 5 PM
Tour historic houses on original sites, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, explore historical gardens, and experience engaging exhibits like "Water Has a Memory."
Vintage & Vine Online Auction
September 2-25, 2022
Browse, bid on, and buy unique items and experiences in the Vintage & Vine Online Auction. Whether shopping for yourself or getting a head start on the holidays, you'll find something for everyone, including great escapes, health & fitness packages, food & beverage, and so much more.
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Explore traditional arts and crafts such as basket weaving and woodworking, learn how to write a historical fiction book, solve mysteries using documents, images, and objects, and so much more in Strawbery Banke's Homeschool Programs. Access all onsite and virtual programs for 2022-2023 with a homeschool program subscription.
Ghosts on the Banke - A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
October 28 & 29, 2022, 5:30-8 PM
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house. Meet wayward pirates and a mysterious fortune-teller, listen to ghostly tales, construct a giant spider web, dance to spooky musical tunes, and play games for prizes. Public ticket sales begin on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 10 AM.
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
Dawnland StoryFest is hosted by Strawbery Banke in connection with the Museum's permanent "People of the Dawnland" exhibit. This daylong event, held in the Visitors Center, features storytelling "concerts" or performances by five experienced Indigenous storytellers as well as a keynote address. Free to attend with a suggested donation of $10.