Strawbery Banke Museum hosts several unforgettable signature events throughout the year. From the dozen heirloom breeds of baby animals (and their moms) featured at Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke to fine wines, savory foods, delectable desserts, and the many one-of-a-kind silent auction items at Vintage & Vine.
Seasonal and holiday signature events are time-honored traditions that help make Portsmouth the vibrant destination it is including the annual Candlelight Stroll, anchoring Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth.
Special programs, performances, gallery exhibits, and tours accent thematic occasions such as NH Archaeology Month, Preservation Month, and Native American Heritage Month.
For a full list of events, programs, workshops, and more view the museum's Calendar of Events!
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."
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.
Registration Now Open
Explore traditional arts and crafts such as basket weaving and woodworking, learn how to write a historical fiction book, solve mysteries using documents, images, and objects, and so much more in Strawbery Banke's Homeschool Programs. Access all onsite and virtual programs for 2022-2023 with a homeschool program subscription.
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.