Virtual Lectures & Programs
Join Strawbery Banke Museum staff as they share their passion and expertise on a variety of topics. Each program is hosted via Zoom and preregistration is required.
All attendees are asked to be on mute with cameras disabled and are encouraged to ask questions utilizing the chat feature. At the end of each program, there will be an optional opportunity for members to turn on cameras and mics to socialize and network with other museum members.
Zoom has a capacity of 100 attendees for each event and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each virtual program is recorded and sent to museum members in future member emails/e-newsletters or upon request.
Caring for your Possessions
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 12-1 PM
In this question-and-answer session, Rodney Rowland, Director of Special Projects and Facilities, shares objects from the museum’s collection and discusses conservation treatments. Participants are encouraged to bring objects and ask questions about preserving, cleaning, and repairing furniture, metal objects, books, paper, and other special objects.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
"Hit the Decks" Self-Guided Garden Tour
Saturday, May 15, 2021; 10 AM - 3 PM
Free and open to the public. Enjoy Strawbery Banke Museum in bloom with a self-guided garden tour during "Historic Homes Day" of Hit the Decks. Start a self-guided tour outside of the TYCO Visitors Center, be greeted by Museum staff, and collect a Visitor's Guide including information on the Museum's historical gardens and landscapes. COVID-19 protocols followed. No parking on site due to a private event. Click here for nearby parking options.
Exploring Portsmouth's Past Guided Tours
Saturday, May 29 - Monday, May 31, 2021; 10 AM - 3 PM
In this 90-minute guided tour, explore four historic houses, meet a costumed roleplayer, and discover how the Puddle Dock Neighborhood evolved in a response to economic, social, political, and cultural challenges and changes.
2021 Historic House Season
Saturday, June 19 - Sunday, October 17, 2021; 10 AM - 5 PM daily.
Strawbery Banke Museum reopens for the season offering visitors the chance to 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.