Due to COVID-19, An American Celebration is postponed until 2022.
A VIRTUAL AMERICAN CELEBRATION
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.
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