Membership Mondays: 
An exclusive, free event for Strawbery Banke Museum members
Monday, July 6 – Monday, August 24 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Pre-registration required -- check inboxes for weekly member e-newsletters containing the registration link. For questions, please contact the membership office.

To enhance the member experience and provide an opportunity to welcome members back to the museum in person, Strawbery Banke Museum adds “Member Mondays” to the list of exclusive benefits reserved for members.

Starting Monday, July 6, the museum invites members to attend an exclusive on-site gathering, after hours, each Monday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 pm through the months of July and August. Members will be welcomed and directed to three stations of themed programming occurring across the museum campus. Each station will host a group of ten or fewer members to adhere to the museum's COVID-19 precautions and provide for appropriate physical distancing in any one location.

In addition, members will be served (by staff) light refreshments including lemonade, wine, and water. The Members are encouraged to bring food and enjoy a picnic-style dinner on Puddle Dock and the museum ground.  Members will enjoy an exclusive experience while enjoying the summer splendor of Strawbery Banke.

Member Mondays are weather dependent. Cancellation due to inclement weather will be communicated via email as well as posted on the listings below.

  • Monday, July 6, 2020, | Archaeology, Collections, & Horticulture
    1) Discover how archaeological excavations Sherburne House provided evidence of the residents' lifestyles, their garden design, and the changes they made during the 18th century to the 1695 structure. 2) Learn about 20th-century Penhallow House resident, Kenneth Richardson, ongoing research, and the plans to restore and interpret his apartment. 3) Enjoy the splendor of Goodwin Garden while learning about garden skills, science, and creative crafts associated with the history of American horticulture. 
  • Monday, July 6, 2020, | Meet Avrum Shapiro, Sea Level Rise, & Family Craft
    1) Meet Avrum Shapiro and listen to his stories of resiliency at the Shapiro House 2) Learn about the effects of Sea Level Rise to Strawbery Banke and Portsmouth, NH. 3) Create a family-friendly craft in front of the Jones House -- Discover Center for Families. 4) Strawbery Banke’s resident Master Cooper Ron Raiselis wooden barrel-making demonstration.