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That 70s Show in Portsmouth


199cu.jpgStrawbery Banke Presents

Founded in 1958, opened in 1965, Strawbery Banke Museum was born into an American cultural revolution. By the 1970s, views of American history were changing as rapidly as shifting attitudes toward fashion, music and civil rights. Museum officials had to find new ways to talk about the past to a new generation of visitors. (Continued below).




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A "generation gap" between the original museum founders and its new college-trained staff led to new ideas. Instead of re-creating Portsmouth as it might have been during its hey-day in 1790, Strawbery Banke began interpreting all 400 years of daily life in NH’s only seaport


Strawbery Banke


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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