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Portrait of the Preservationist as a Young Girl


Muriel Gurdon Seabury Howells  / Strawbery Banke Archive from Howells family
Strawbery Banke Presents

Muriel Gurdon Seabury Howells was born in New York in 1910, but summered in Portsmouth, NH as a child and later in Kittery Point. Starting in 1956 Howells worked behind the scenes to convince Portsmouth officials that destroying historic buildings was a bad idea. (See more below)





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Strawbery Banke founder Muriel Howells (in center) with sisters as a young girl/ Strawbery Banke Archive courtesy Howells Family on


Without Howell’s guidance, energy and financial support, the preservation movement that became Strawbery Banke Museum would not have been possible. (Courtesy of the Howells family)

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

Strawbery Banke



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