As part of our virtual road trip this week, we are visiting New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. As we were researching this part of the country, we kept focusing on American history (especially since week 2 of summer reading coincides with the 4th of July).
If we were really visiting these states in person, we could be exploring key locations and monuments connected to American history - Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Gettysburg, and even Colonial Williamsburg. With Colonial Williamsburg in mind, Shilo, Alaina, and their families decided to take a local road trip to a living history museum a little closer to home: Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH.
Strawbery Banke represents more than 300 years of American history. This incredible museum features historic homes, special exhibits, costumed role players, heritage gardens, hands-on crafts and activities, special events, and more that will appeal to visitors of all ages.
If it's been a long time since you've visited this great museum - or if you've never been before! - we highly encourage you to check it out! Museum passes for Strawbery Banke are free to use from the library, but there are a limited number of passes available each day, so reservations are required - please visit the library to reserve and pick up your pass.