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
2021 Historic House Season
Daily through Sunday, October 17, 2021,
10 AM-5 PM.
Explore over 300+ years of history, from Indigenous history to the present day, in the Puddle Dock neighborhood. Tour historic houses on original foundations, meet costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations and explore heirloom gardens.
Vintage & Vine Online Auction
Now through Sunday, October 10, 2021
Browse, Bid, and Buy popular and exclusive items in the 2021 Vintage & Vine Online Silent Auction. Whether shopping for yourself or getting a headstart on the holidays, there is something for everyone.
Ghosts on the Banke - A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
BOTH NIGHTS SOLD OUT!
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house with Jack-o'-lanterns lighting the way of Portsmouth's oldest waterfront neighborhood. COVID-19 precautions followed.
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10 AM-6 PM
Strawbery Banke Museum hosts the 2021 Dawnland StoryFest, New Hampshire's Annual Indigenous Storytelling Festival. This year's festival is held online via Zoom and is dedicated in memory of Wolf Song, a well-respected and much loved Vermont Abenaki traditional storyteller. Free to attend. Suggested donation of $10. Preregistration required.
Historical Fiction Writing Virtual Homeschool Program
Tuesdays, Nov. 2-30, 2021, 9-10 AM
Learn the art of creative writing through the lens of history. Working with a professional author, students hone their writing skills, use real historical primary and secondary sources, and develop their imaginations.