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.
In place of admission, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Strawbery Banke Fund.
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A NOTE ON A VIRTUAL AMERICAN CELEBRATION FROM LAWRENCE J. YERDON, PRESIDENT & CEO
Read an important 4th of July message from Strawbery Banke Museum's President and CEO regarding the importance of keeping the tradition of An American Celebration alive.
Read Larry's message
A READING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE:
Listen to Strawbery Banke Museum's Junior Roleplayers present a special reading of the Declaration of Independence.
A VIRTUAL AMERICAN CELEBRATION INTERPRETERS:
Learn American History from 1637 - 1945 from the following videos of costumed re-enactors from past “American Lives: A Timeline of American History” events.
Meet the Interpreters
FIELD DAY GAMES
Try your hand at playing hopscotch, trundling hoops, marbles, and other field day games at home.
A Virtual American Celebration is generously sponsored by Exeter Hospital, Fidelity Investments, and People's United Bank.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
2021 Historic House Season
Daily through Sunday, October 17, 2021,
10 AM-5 PM.
Explore over 300+ years of history, from Indigenous history to the present day, in the Puddle Dock neighborhood. Tour historic houses on original foundations, meet costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations and explore heirloom gardens.
Vintage & Vine Online Auction
Now through Sunday, October 10, 2021
Browse, Bid, and Buy popular and exclusive items in the 2021 Vintage & Vine Online Silent Auction. Whether shopping for yourself or getting a headstart on the holidays, there is something for everyone.
Ghosts on the Banke - A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
BOTH NIGHTS SOLD OUT!
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house with Jack-o'-lanterns lighting the way of Portsmouth's oldest waterfront neighborhood. COVID-19 precautions followed.
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.
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.