Please visit the Strawbery Banke Virtual Classroom for suggested activities for students before, during and after your trip.
On this site, teachers and students find lesson planning materials, primary documents, and interactive exercises. Visit often, explore with your students and enjoy the museum.
Enter the Virtual Classroom
How To Use the Virtual Classroom:
The Strawbery Banke curriculum offers an academic context for a visit to the historical museum. In order to create a more comprehensive and meaningful learning experience, we have created pre-visit, during visit and post-visit resources for both students and teachers. These are located along the top of this page.
The virtual classroom also provides student-friendly descriptions of the various buildings, exhibits and historical perspectives associated with the Strawbery Banke Museum. In most cases, these are accompanied by printable handouts to use in the classroom.
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.