Due to COVID-19, An American Celebration is postponed until 2022. 

Celebrate American heritage and Independence Day with a Virtual American Celebration. Meet a centuries-spanning range of historic interpreters. Past participants in “American Lives: A Timeline of American History” have provided videos of their living history and costumed re-enactments, presenting American history from 1637 to 1945. 

Click here for a special presentation of selections from the Declaration of Independence by members of the NH Congressional Delegation.

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In place of admission, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Strawbery Banke Fund

Guest reenactors and performers include:

  • Salem Trayned Band, discussing the settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony,  1637
  • Tammy Denease, portraying Joan Jackson, 1710
  • His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot, Infantry unit of the British Army during the Revolution, 1775
  • Jay MacDougall, portraying John Stavers, 1777
  • Susan Fineman, discussing the history of one-room schoolhouses in NH, 1830s-1910s
  • Nancy Dickinson, portraying Sarah Parker Rice Goodwin, 1870
  • NE Woman Suffrage Association: Puddle Dock Chapter, showcasing Women's Suffrage, 1916
  • Maddie Beihl, portraying Sarah Shapiro, 1919
  • Amy Warnock, portraying Martha Smith Kimball, 1920
  • Bloody Historical, communication during WWII, 1945


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