The challenges of 2020 present numerous opportunities – and Strawbery Banke pivoted to committing to students, their families, and educators as well as the greater seacoast community by investing in virtual education opportunities and remote learning support.

Museum staff worked tirelessly on producing and implementing a menu of hands-on virtual offerings that bring the essence of the museum to participant homes or classrooms. To keep programs accessible for educators, financial assistance is available up to 100% for any school as needed.

In line with the vision of keeping Strawbery Banke Museum as a place to gather, the museum reimagined the visitor's experience for 2020 to keep the community safe. Visitors, while minding strict health and safety precautions, enjoy the splendor of an outdoor living history museum through outdoor experiences such as Candlelight Stroll Under the Stars and classic New England outdoor ice skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond.

The museum needs your help. Due to circumstances surrounding the pandemic, Strawbery Banke Museum's operating budget for the current fiscal year is off by 1 Million dollars. To continue funding virtual education offerings and programs as well as providing outdoor experiences for the community, the museum needs to raise $130,000 before December 31, 2020.

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Venue Details
Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, United States
Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history in the same waterfront neighborhood to life. The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families, and groups to gather to explore eight heritage gardens, 32 historic buildings, and traditional crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, the stories told by costumed role-players and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery. The Museum's restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past, using objects from the museum's collection of 30,000 artifacts, and the histories of the families who lived and worked in the Puddle Dock neighborhood to engage, educate, and entertain.