The Dunaway Store in use as The Puddle Dock Restaurant
Although it looks authentically Colonial, this building was constructed to portray a typical New England country store for the New England pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. Wood for the building came from beams in an old barn in Dover.
The building was moved to Strawbery Banke in 1967 and was used first as the museum's shop and then as The Dunaway Restaurant. The building is currently leased to operate as The Puddle Dock Restaurant, which opened on July 9, 2021.
The goal of the Puddle Dock Restaurant is to serve great food to the families of Portsmouth, along with visitors and guests of Strawbery Banke Museum. Experience hospitality, beautiful views, and the "Modern Colonial" menu, feel, and flare.
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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.
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.
Learn to Skate Session 1 Enrollment
Registration begins Monday, November 1, 2021, at 10 AM
Learn to Skate programs at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond are held on the outdoor ice rink at Strawbery Banke Museum. Lessons are taught by Lisa Langley, professional skating instructor.
Candlelight Stroll Under the Stars
Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2021.
An outdoor-only experience to be held in rain, snow, or starlight. For the second year, Strawbery Banke presents "Candlelight Stroll Under the Stars," focusing on the lights, wreaths, roleplayers, and magic on the exteriors of the Museum's historic buildings. Covid-19 protocols followed. Ticket sales begin 11/3/21 at 10 AM.