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The Battle of Puddle Dock

Joshua Jones House / Puddle Dock / Strawbery Banke MuseumStrawbery Banke Presents

In 1958 a small group of preservationists mounted a Revolution to save an ailing neighborhood. Strawbery Banke Museum was founded, but the neighborhood was emptied of people. Then in the 1960s, professional historians staged another revolution and swept the grassroots museum founders from office.


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Revolutionary War re-enactor preps cannon at Strawbery Banke Museum in the mid-1860s. The as-yet-unrestored Joshua Jones house is in the background (c) Strawbery Banke Museum collection

This image shows a Revolutionary War re-enactor at Strawbery Banke, formerly Puddle Dock on the Portsmouth, NH waterfront. The tall grass indicates this is the mid-1960s. The battered Joshua Jones building was restored as the museum archaeology center.

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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