The Portsmouth Fairy House Tour usually takes place each fall in the historic South End Neighborhood of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with more than 250 fairy houses built by creative professionals, community members, and students to be displayed on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, Historic New England's Governor John Langdon House, and Prescott Park.
This Portsmouth Fairy House Tour is produced by the Friends of the South End and all of the proceeds benefit the organizations, schools, and community groups who participate in the event. Since the Fairy House Tour began, more than $325,000 has been reinvested directly into the Portsmouth community.
Participating as a builder and need some inspiration? Check out this video from Erik Wochholz, Curator of Historic Landscapes.Pleaseget permissionbefore harvesting plants and flowers in the landscape at Strawbery Banke Museum.
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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.
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.