STRAWBERY BANKE MUSEUM

On-site & Virtual Programs for Homeschoolers
Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 Offerings

Strawbery Banke welcomes families to step into the past either in-person or virtually for learning and discovery in the historic neighborhood of Puddle Dock. Explore traditional arts and crafts such as basket weaving and woodworking, learn how to write a historical fiction book, develop scientific experiments blending history and science, and so much more!

Homeschool Subscriptions:
Pay one low rate and receive access to ALL Strawbery Banke Homeschool Programs from September 2021 through May 2022. A subscription saves up to $250 per child! Click here to learn more. 

Homeschool Subscription Cost: 

  • One child*: $100
  • Two children*: $175
  • Three+ children*: $250

*Strawbery Banke Family Members receive a 20% discount on Homeschool Subscription costs.

  • Art in Colonial America Classes
    Thursdays, Sept. 30-Oct. 21, 2021, 10 AM-12 PM
    Outdoors at Strawbery Banke, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth NH

    Step into the shoes of a colonial apprentice to discover how everyday objects were made. At the end of every class, families take home a bounty of their own creations. Geared toward ages 8-11, but all welcome.
  • Basket Weaving, September 30 - FULL
  • Journal Making/Bookbinding, October 7 - FULL
  • Woodworking, October 14 - FULL
  • Textile Weaving, October 21 - FULL

Cost per Art in Colonial America Class: 
All Arts in Colonial America classes are included in the cost of a Homeschool Subscription! Or pay per class. Members: $20 per family; Nonmembers: $25 per family. Register for all 4 programs and get one free.

  • Historical Fiction Writing (Virtual)
    Tuesdays, Nov. 2-30, 2021, 9-10 AM
    Online via Zoom

    Learn the art of creative writing through the lens of history. Working with a professional author, students will hone their writing skills, use real historical primary and secondary sources and develop their imaginations. At the end of the month, students will have a completed piece of writing or the first chapter of a book they can continue writing. Geared toward ages 8+.

    Historical Fiction Writing is included in the cost of a Homeschool Subscription! Cost of program: Members: $40; Nonmembers: $50.
     

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  • History Science Fusion (Virtual)
    Tuesdays, Jan. 4-25, 2022, 9-10 AM
    Online via Zoom

What do history and science have in common? Asking questions and using evidence to get the answer! Participants will learn the surprising history of some famous and fun inventions and then use those inventions to develop experiments that they can really try. Geared towards ages 7-11. 

Kits with all experiment materials are available for purchase for $6 plus $9 shipping.

History Science Fusion is included in the cost of a Homeschool Subscription! Cost of program: Members: $40; Nonmembers: $50.
 

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  • Imagining the Past (Virtual)
    Tuesdays, March 8-29, 2022, 9-10 AM
    Online via Zoom

    Explore three centuries of history using imagination and fantasy! Each class begins with a brief introduction to the historical time period followed by an interactive conversation with one of Strawbery Banke’s professional roleplayers. Finally, participants will be taught some period crafts that they can do on their own.

    Kits with all craft materials are available for purchase for $6 plus $9 shipping.

    Imaging the Past is included in the cost of a Homeschool Subscription!
    Cost of program: Members: $40; Nonmembers: $50. 
     

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  • 1700s - A Day in the Life Classes
    Session 1: Wednesdays, May 4-25, 2022, 10 AM-12 PM
    Session 2: Thursdays, May 5-26, 2022, 10 AM-12 PM
    Outdoors at Strawbery Banke, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth NH

    Discover how people got the things they needed, what they did for fun, how they cooked their food, and ways that people tried to stay healthy.

    Session 1: 
    • Hearth Cooking, May 4
    • Shopping and Trading, May 11
    • Entertainment, May 18
    • Health and Medicine, May 25

Session 2: 

  • Hearth Cooking, May 5 - FULL
  • Shopping and Trading, May 12 - FULL
  • Entertainment, May 19 - FULL
  • Health and Medicine, May 26 - FULL

All 1700s - A Day in the Life classes are included in the cost of a Homeschool Subscription! Or pay per class. Members: $20 per family; Nonmembers: $25 per family. Register for all 4 programs and get one free.

 

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