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.
...the Museum's partnership with Homelands: Augmented Reality, click here.
...the Piscataqua Powwow, click here.
…Dawnland StoryFest click here.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Historic House Season
Explore 300+ years of history. Tour historic houses on original sites, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, and explore heirloom gardens. Open daily from May 1 through October 31.
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. Enjoy a menu that varies with the season and delightful ice cream treats and bakery goods.
Portsmouth Possessions: Objects that Shaped the City Exhibit
Opening June 1, 2023
In celebration of the City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire's 400th anniversary, Strawbery Banke presents "Portsmouth Possessions: Objects that Shaped the City," a new exhibit for the 2023 season. Collections on view include objects featured in the book "A History of Portsmouth NH in 101 Objects," as well as textiles, furniture, portraits, samplers, and objects relating to local industries.
Tuesdays on the Terrace Summer Concert Series
June 20-August 29, 2023, 5:30-7 PM
Enjoy acoustic music amid the summer splendor of Puddle Dock with Strawbery Banke's popular annual concert series. Each Tuesday evening, a variety of local musicians perform on the open-air stage.