NEW! Life-Long Learning Virtual Programs
Through images, primary documents, objects, and discussion; museum staff bring their passion and expertise to a variety of topics. Life-Long Learning programs are perfect virtual enrichment opportunities for organizations or groups of friends. 'Ask An Expert' and 'Visit with a Roleplayer' programs are conducted via Zoom sessions and include screen sharing, historical content, and time for Q&A. 

Programs are 45-60 minutes in length and can accommodate groups of up to 80 participants. The cost of each program is $100. A 50% discount is available for non-profit organizations. 

Ask an Expert

  • Archaeology at the Banke
    Archaeological excavations have made important contributions to Strawbery Banke Museum research and interpretation since the 1960s.  Join Alexandra Martin, Strawbery Banke Museum Archaeologist, and discover the ways in which archaeology has uncovered information about the people who lived in Puddle Dock through the centuries.
  • The Shapiro Story
    Investigate how Strawbery Banke Museum brought the story of a real Russian-Jewish immigrant family to life. Learn about the journey that brought the Shapiros to New Hampshire, listen to their descendants describe their trials and triumphs in Portsmouth, and examine the ins and outs of life in Portsmouth’s Puddle Dock neighborhood in 1919.

Visit with a Roleplayer
Travel back in time with one of Strawbery Banke Museum’s professional roleplayers and hear firsthand what life was like at different times in the past. Roleplayers use objects and storytelling to convey the details of life in their era. They are ready to converse, discuss and answer questions about living in Puddle Dock through time. Choose from:

For questions or to schedule a Life-Long Learning Virtual Program, please contact Bekki Coppola, Director of Education, via 603.422.7541 or bcoppola[at]