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
Outdoor Ice Skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke Museum
Enjoy classic New England outdoor ice skating at Strawbery Banke Museum's outdoor professionally maintained ice skating rink. Daily public skating. Adaptive ice time. Private rentals.
Seacoast Skating with the Stars
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at 2 PM.
Strawbery Banke, in partnership with Ice Dance International, presents the 3rd annual Seacoast Skating with the Stars professional skating show. Watch skating routines by local "stars" paired with professional skaters from IDI.
"Winter Wizarding School" Vacation Camp
Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2022, 9 AM-3 PM
The magical experience of Wizarding School returns to Strawbery Banke for fun during February break — complete with a sorting ceremony, house challenges, and awarding of a house cup.
2022 Summer Camp Offerings
Participants learn about all aspects of life in the past and how it connects to the world today. Each camp is structured to be hands-on, providing one-of-a-kind interactive experiences, and minds-on, allowing kids to investigate and explore the world around them.
"Good Morning, Strawbery Banke" StoryWalk®
Take a walk and read the story of "Good Morning, Strawbery Banke" written and illustrated by Wickie Rowland.