DONATIONS TO THE COLLECTION
Strawbery Banke Museum focuses on the people who lived in the Puddle Dock neighborhood that is now the museum campus and in Portsmouth and the greater Seacoast area. Their stories, their records, their clothes, tools and decorative arts form the core of the museum's 30,000 object Collection.
For a sampling of items donated recently to the Collection, see Assistant Curator Amanda Santoriello's Artifact of the Week blog.
Based on these criteria, to discuss the donation of an item of material culture to the Museum, please contact Elizabeth Farish, Curator. EFarish 'AT' SBMuseum 'DOT' org , 603-422-7526
The Museum is actively engaged in the collection of oral histories. The 2014 "Finding Home: Stories of a Neighborhood of Newcomers" exhibit supplemented the oral history collection with an on-line archive of family histories. For more information and to arrange for an oral history, contact Elizabeth Farish, Curator, EFarish 'AT' SBMuseum 'DOT' org 603-422-7526
In partnership with the City of Portsmouth and Seacoast Media Group
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.