From the Garden to the Table
The herbs, fruits and vegetables produced in the gardens each year enjoy a second life in the Museum’s Historic Foodways program. Culinary history interpreters cook period dishes daily in season, using heirloom plant varieties, traditional recipes and preservation techniques to awaken the senses to new understandings of the past. By keeping food traditions alive, the gardens help visitors experience some of the deep connections between plants and people. Partnerships with community gardens and Slow Food Seacoast also help to apply the time-tested practices of the past, toward a more sustainable future.
Heirloom Seed Saving (PDF)
UNH Cooperative Extension -- Food Preservation
National Center for Home Food Preservation
Feeding America (historic recipe search engine)
HISTORIC FOODWAYS: FIRESIDE TALKS
Join culinary historian Melissa Vickers and social historian Andrew Towne for these new, "Historic Foodways: Fireside Talks" at Strawbery Banke! Presented in historic Wheelwright house, attendees enjoy the warmth of a crackling hearth fire and sample historic foods while learning about 1700s and 1800s cookery in a working, period kitchen. Tailored for hands-on learning, attendees feel the weight of cooking implements, use a flint and steel and get a closer look at the tools, methods, and ideology that inhabited historic kitchens.
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.