Strawbery Banke hosts programs, workshops, and lectures throughout the year including hearth cooking classes, basket making, honey harvesting, candle-making, fruit tree pruning, and other traditional crafts and garden skills as well as programs in connection with NH Archaeology Month and Historic Preservation Month.
Other opportunities include programming offered through the Boatshop at Strawbery Banke, Archaeology Field School, and collaborative programming with The Herb Society of America/Northeast Seacoast Unit. Check the Calendar of Events for details.
- Flavors from the Hearth Cooking Classes, February 15 - April 25, 2020
Taught by the museum's culinary historians, guests learn hearth cooking techniques using traditional methods and recipes that would have been familiar in the 1800s households of Puddle Dock. Participants gain hands-on experience using these methods to prepare a traditional menu and then dine family-style to enjoy the feast they have helped to create. For more information on hearth cooking classes, click here.
- NEW! - Historic Foodways: Fireside Talks, February 22 - April 18, 2020
Join culinary historian Melissa Vickers and social historian Andrew Towne in new, Historic Foodways: Fireside Talks at Strawbery Banke! Presented in historic Wheelwright house, attendees enjoy the warmth of a crackling hearth fire and sample historic foods while learning about 18th and 19th-century cookery in a working period kitchen. Tailored for a hands-on learning approach, attendees feel the weight of cooking implements, use a flint and steel, and get a closer look at the tools, methods, and ideology that inhabited historic kitchens. For more information on Historic Foodways: Fireside Talks, click here.
- Basket Making Class, April 4, 2020, 1 - 4 PM
Join museum weavers to learn a brief history of baskets and techniques, which participants implement to create a hand-made basket to take home. For more information on basket making classes, click here.