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.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond
New! Online ticketing is available for the 2022-2023 season.
Enjoy classic New England ice skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, Strawbery Banke's seasonal and professionally maintained outdoor rink.
Seacoast Skating with the Stars
DATE CHANGE: Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 11 AM
Strawbery Banke Museum, in partnership with Ice Dance International, presents Seacoast Skating with the Stars (SSWTS) professional skating show. Directed by Douglas Webster, Ice Dance International (IDI) and Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond Artistic Director, local "stars" are paired with IDI pros in a skate-off for audience votes.
"Run Through History" Half-Kilometer Walk/Run
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at 1 PM
A half-k? Not a typo! Join Strawbery Banke for the second annual "Run Through History" half-kilometer. A $20 registration fee/donation benefits the Museum's "History Within Reach" program.
Liberty Fare Dining
Liberty Fare Dining's extraordinary dining experience is a whimsical nautical treat for all. Inspired by local maritime history, visitors are invited to step aboard. The menu varies with the season, so expect hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare year-round. And, of course, delightful ice cream treats and bakery goods.