SAIL ON THE GUNDALOW PISCATAQUA
For local maritime history, be sure to visit the Gundalow Company, nearby at 60 Marcy Street.
Sail on the river aboard the gundalow Piscataqua, built on the grounds of Strawbery Banke in 2011. The Piscataqua, which carries 42 passengers, sails three times a day, seven days a week. A two-hour sail is a great way to experience Portsmouth's working waterfront from a traditional vessel unique to the Piscataqua Region since 1650. (For schedule and tickets, click here.)
Strawbery Banke shows the development of life and commerce on shore; the gundalow, originally designed to carry goods from the harbor, does the same for the river and the environmental history of the Great Bay watershed.
Strawbery Banke and the Gundalow Company offer reciprocal ticket discounts: get $5 off each ticket when purchasing tickets for both.
For more information on programs, sailing schedules and the rich history of the gundalow, click here.
Combined field trips to Strawbery Banke Museum and on the Piscataqua.
Educators at Strawbery Banke and the Gundalow Company -- docked on the river, just across the park from Strawbery Banke -- work together so that school groups can make one consolidated trip to Portsmouth and enjoy two field trip experiences. Click here for more details.
The two organizations also present a Summer Camp, "All Hands on Deck."
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
17th-Century Sherburne House Archaeology (virtual mini-lecture)
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 4 PM EST
Join Alexandra Martin, Museum Archaeologist, as she discusses the findings of the Archaeological Field School during the 2019 excavation at the c.1695 Sherburne House. Free and open to the public. Preregistration required.
Virtual Homeschool Day: Archaeology Myth-Busters!
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 2:30 PM EST
Join Alexandra Martin, Museum Archaeologist, as she dispels some of the myths about her work. Through an interactive slideshow and a lively conversation, learn what archaeology is really like.
American Girls Virtual Book Club
Session III: Meet Molly: An American Girl; Tuesday, April 27 - Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Get to know historical fiction characters from the American Girl Doll series with the Strawbery Banke American Girls Book Club. Designed for ages 6+
Guided Mother's Day Tours
Sunday, May 9, 2021, from 10 AM - 3 PM
Join Strawbery Banke for a special Mother's Day tour celebrating Puddle Dock families and their matriarchs. During a 60-minute guided tour, explore three historic houses, meet a roleplayer, and learn the meaning of family throughout history.
2021 Virtual Archaeology Field School
Monday, June 21 - Friday, July 2, 2021
6 spaces remaining!
This virtual online course is intended to offer students in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history, or related fields training in archaeological methodology.