Current Events

Veteran's Day: Thanksgiving From Festival to Feast
On Veterans' Day, bring the family for an interactive workshop to learn about traditions for giving thanks. Then Thank a Veteran!

Three Centuries of Thanksgiving: An Interactive Walking Tour
On weekends in November, this 90-minute interactive guided tour traces the evolution of Thanksgiving from the Puritans’ holy day of thanks to today’s family feast and homecoming.

Hearth-Cooking Workshop in Wheelwright House
Learn open-hearth cooking skills as you make and enjoy a traditional menu (limited to 10 participants each workshop).

An Afternoon with Ardelle: Harold Burnham and the building of an Essex Schooner
Join Essex Shipbuilder Harold Burham and Photographer Dan Tobyne for a colorful, illustrated discussion about the building of the ARDELLE and the creation of The Shipwright and the Schooner, the newly released softcover book that chronicles the project.

37th Annual Candlelight Stroll
Avoid lines & save $5 per ticket by purchasing before Nov 30! Candlelight Stroll showcases 350 years of seasonal and holiday traditions against the backdrop of the Museum’s furnished historic houses.

Candlelight Stroll with Skating
Stroll & skate! For $10 more, add outdoor skating to your Candlelight Stroll experience. This ticket includes skating & skate rental (minus $5 for purchase before 11/30/16.) Only those with a combination ticket will be allowed to skate during Stroll.

Masques on the Banke Equestrian Enchantment
An evening of mysterious splendor. See the majestic black Friesian horses of Runnymede Farm perform "Behind the Mask", enjoy the sparkling skill of Wick'd Fire and make your own mask for Halloween. Doors open at 5 pm.

Strawbery Banke Museum is open FREE to active duty military and their families. The museum extends the Blue Star Museum season to offer this free admission at all times.

DAILY ADMISSION to Strawbery Banke Museum
Strawbery Banke Museum, an outdoor living history museum, opens its historic houses and gardens for self-guided tours 7 days a week, 10 am to 5 pm May through October. Tickets are valid for TWO consecutive days.

Ghosts on the Banke Family Halloween
Safe trick or treating, house to historic house.

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