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
17th-Century Sherburne House Archaeology (virtual mini-lecture)
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 4 PM EST
Join Alexandra Martin, Museum Archaeologist, as she discusses the findings of the Archaeological Field School during the 2019 excavation at the c.1695 Sherburne House. Free and open to the public. Preregistration required.
Virtual Homeschool Day: Archaeology Myth-Busters!
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 2:30 PM EST
Join Alexandra Martin, Museum Archaeologist, as she dispels some of the myths about her work. Through an interactive slideshow and a lively conversation, learn what archaeology is really like.
American Girls Virtual Book Club
Session III: Meet Molly: An American Girl; Tuesday, April 27 - Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Get to know historical fiction characters from the American Girl Doll series with the Strawbery Banke American Girls Book Club. Designed for ages 6+
Guided Mother's Day Tours
Sunday, May 9, 2021, from 10 AM - 3 PM
Join Strawbery Banke for a special Mother's Day tour celebrating Puddle Dock families and their matriarchs. During a 60-minute guided tour, explore three historic houses, meet a roleplayer, and learn the meaning of family throughout history.
2021 Virtual Archaeology Field School
Monday, June 21 - Friday, July 2, 2021
6 spaces remaining!
This virtual online course is intended to offer students in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history, or related fields training in archaeological methodology.