NEW! Stories Alive!
Strawbery Banke welcomes families back to the museum grounds for an outdoor, physically-distanced Stories Alive! Program. Each day is based on a historical fiction picture book that is brought to life with crafts, activities, and games based on history, science, and geography. Bring the whole family and enjoy learning in a safe and historical setting. Books are geared to ages 5 – 10 with activities designed for fun for all ages.
Stories Alive! classes take place Thursday in May from 10 AM to 12 PM and follow all COVID-19 protocols. Additionally, all participants receive a temperature check upon arrival. Each family is at their own table, under their own tent, and provided with materials for activities designed for physical distancing.
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning, May 6, 2021
Make a pitcher of limeade, fly kites, and try out an explosive experiment.
The Boy Who Was Generous with Salt, May 13, 2021
Make rope, tie knots, sing some chanties, and have a family monkey fist throwing competition.
When Jesse Came Across the Sea, May 20, 2021
Play family games from cultures around the world, make a journal, and travel around the world with your new passport.
- Rocks in His Hand, May 27, 2021
Experiment with rocks and minerals, choose from a variety of Depression-era games to try, investigate fossils, and excavate a trilobite.
Stories Alive! Program Cost:
Per day: Members $16; Nonmembers $20
All four sessions: Members $48; Nonmembers $60
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.