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Strawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #218

Actually, the young lady in the glasses and strawberry print dress is not giving directions. She is pointing out features of the newly opened Strawbery Banke Museum to a visiting military group. (Continued below)

 

 

 

 HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekl

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The "Strawbery Belles" were the first tour guides at the museum that opened in 1965. This group is standing at the Liberty Pole that once marked the bridge over the tidal inlet to Puddle Dock. Prescott Park, visible in the background, shows a playground, prior to installation of the gardens.

This image from the book STRAWBERY BANKE:
A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making
by J. Dennis Robinson
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum Collection

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