Keep Skating Accessible
$5,000 Weekend Match Challenge Fundraiser
Friday, Jan. 14 - Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
A $5,000 match challenge to benefit Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, Strawbery Banke Museum's seasonal outdoor skating rink.
For the fifth year in a row, Rink Services Group, the company that manages Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, issued a $5,000 challenge, seeking to match that amount in donations over MLK Day weekend. Funds raised are earmarked for increasing the size of the accessible patio and making it a permanent structure.
The outdoor rinkside patio, currently a temporary structure that is reinstalled every season, serves as a place to gather outdoors when visitors take a break from skating or watch a child participate in Learn-to-Skate lessons. Additionally, the patio is accessible, helping to enable skaters of all ages and abilities to experience outdoor ice skating at Strawbery Banke.
All gifts made between Friday, Jan. 14- Monday, Jan.17, 2022, are matched dollar for dollar (up to $5,000 total) by Rink Services Group.
Make a gift through the PayPal button below, through the Facebook Fundraiser, at the admissions desk at the TYCO Visitors Center (14 Hancock Street), or by mailing a check to Strawbery Banke Museum, PO Box 300, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Please write "Keep Skating Accessible" in the memo.
A PayPal account is not required to make a donation through the button above.
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2022 Historic House Season
Open daily through October 31, 2022, 10 AM - 5 PM
Tour historic houses on original sites, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, explore historical gardens, and experience engaging exhibits like "Water Has a Memory."
Vintage & Vine Online Auction
September 2-25, 2022
Browse, bid on, and buy unique items and experiences in the Vintage & Vine Online Auction. Whether shopping for yourself or getting a head start on the holidays, you'll find something for everyone, including great escapes, health & fitness packages, food & beverage, and so much more.
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Ghosts on the Banke - A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
October 28 & 29, 2022, 5:30-8 PM
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house. Meet wayward pirates and a mysterious fortune-teller, listen to ghostly tales, construct a giant spider web, dance to spooky musical tunes, and play games for prizes. Public ticket sales begin on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 10 AM.
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
Dawnland StoryFest is hosted by Strawbery Banke in connection with the Museum's permanent "People of the Dawnland" exhibit. This daylong event, held in the Visitors Center, features storytelling "concerts" or performances by five experienced Indigenous storytellers as well as a keynote address. Free to attend with a suggested donation of $10.