NEW! Pondering the Past Virtual Courses
Through an examination of primary source materials such as probate records, court documents, and personal papers, students ages 11-14, explore pivotal moments in American history. Virtual classes focus on putting events and sources into context, exploring how historians gather information and develop interpretations about the past from multiple perspectives. Classes meet Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and last for 60-90 minutes. Classes occur once a week for four weeks.
- The Rise of a Nation, February 3–23, 2021
- Rallying for Change, March 2–23, 2021
- History Underground, March 30–April 20, 2021
- Coming to America, May 4–25, 2021
Cost per course: Members: $30; Non-members: $40.
Purchase a Homeschool Program Subscription and receive access to ALL homeschool classes for ONE LOW COST.
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NEW & NOTEWORTHY
2021 Historic House Season
Daily through Sunday, October 17, 2021,
10 AM-5 PM.
Explore over 300+ years of history, from Indigenous history to the present day, in the Puddle Dock neighborhood. Tour historic houses on original foundations, meet costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations and explore heirloom gardens.
Vintage & Vine Online Auction
Now through Sunday, October 10, 2021
Browse, Bid, and Buy popular and exclusive items in the 2021 Vintage & Vine Online Silent Auction. Whether shopping for yourself or getting a headstart on the holidays, there is something for everyone.
Ghosts on the Banke - A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
BOTH NIGHTS SOLD OUT!
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house with Jack-o'-lanterns lighting the way of Portsmouth's oldest waterfront neighborhood. COVID-19 precautions followed.
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10 AM-6 PM
Strawbery Banke Museum hosts the 2021 Dawnland StoryFest, New Hampshire's Annual Indigenous Storytelling Festival. This year's festival is held online via Zoom and is dedicated in memory of Wolf Song, a well-respected and much loved Vermont Abenaki traditional storyteller. Free to attend. Suggested donation of $10. Preregistration required.
Historical Fiction Writing Virtual Homeschool Program
Tuesdays, Nov. 2-30, 2021, 9-10 AM
Learn the art of creative writing through the lens of history. Working with a professional author, students hone their writing skills, use real historical primary and secondary sources, and develop their imaginations.