Portsmouth Possessions: Objects that Shaped the City
Opening June 1, 2023
In 2023, the City of Portsmouth is celebrating the 400th anniverary of its settlement. Strawbery Banke presents a special exhibition featuring objects with local provenance to Portsmouth. Some featured objects appear in A History of Portsmouth NH in 101 Objects, on sale in the Lawrence J. Yerdon Visitors Center.
Textiles, such as the suit of clothes worn by Revolutionary figure Samual Cutts, who met Paul Revere on Daniel Street, are on display in Pitt Tavern. A pink synthietic dress worn by Pat Brackett to the 1954 Portsmouth High School prom can be viewed in the Pridham House.
Other Portsmouth related objects such as items related to George Washington and his ties to the City, furniture made and used in local homes, items related to local industry like brewing and personal items such as portraits and samplers are on view in the historic houses and the Visitors Center.
These personal possession reflect the life and times of their owners and Strawbery Banke has collected them to help illustrate their experiences.
The Portsmouth Possessions: Objects that Shaped the City exhibit is open daily from June 1 through October 31, 2023, and is included with general museum admission.
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Portsmouth Possessions: Objects that Shaped the City Exhibit
Opening June 1, 2023
In celebration of the City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire's 400th anniversary, Strawbery Banke presents "Portsmouth Possessions: Objects that Shaped the City," a new exhibit for the 2023 season. Collections on view include objects featured in the book "A History of Portsmouth NH in 101 Objects," as well as textiles, furniture, portraits, samplers, and objects relating to local industries.
Tuesdays on the Terrace Summer Concert Series
June 20-August 29, 2023, 5:30-7 PM
Enjoy acoustic music amid the summer splendor of Puddle Dock with Strawbery Banke's popular annual concert series. Each Tuesday evening, a variety of local musicians perform on the open-air stage.