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This summer, there is plenty to do on the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail in Portsmouth, which is home to several member institutions, including Portsmouth Historical Society and Strawbery Banke Museum.

“With Portsmouth’s 400th celebrations going on this year, it’s a great time for both visitors and locals to engage with Portsmouth’s history,” said Sabina Ion of Portsmouth Historical Society.

At Portsmouth Historical Society, visitors can enjoy the New England summer “while immersing themselves in history on daily walking tours.” “Our knowledgeable guides take visitors throughout downtown Portsmouth, revealing unique insights and fun tidbits of history on several different kinds of walking tours,” said Emma Stratton, executive director. “These tours are especially interesting given all that is taking place throughout Portsmouth this year.”

To learn more about Portsmouth Historical Society or their walking tours, visit portsmouthhistory.org

Tuesdays on the Terrace

Tuesdays on the Terrace

At Strawbery Banke, Tuesdays on the Terrace summer concerts take place every Tuesday through August 29 on the Kennebunk Savings Terrace from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Upcoming July performances include North River Music (July 4), Liz & Dan Faiella (July 11), Sharon Jones (July 18), and Kids Night featuring Mr. Aaron (July 25).

“There is something for everyone as the performers are so talented and diverse,” said Linnea Grim, Strawberry Banke President and CEO, Thomas W. Haas Endowed Chair. “There are also two concerts specifically created for kids.”

Located on nearly 10 acres, Strawbery Banke interprets more than 300 years of history—from Indigenous history to the present day. To learn more about Tuesdays on the Terrace or Strawbery Banke, visit strawberybanke.org.

In addition to Portsmouth Historical Society and Strawbery Banke, member institutions on the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail in Portsmouth include Albacore Park and Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden. “Let Portsmouth be your first stop on The Trail this summer,” added Stratton. “You have 400 years of history to explore here.”

Member institutions on the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail are located in Canterbury, Concord, Dover, Exeter, Laconia, Manchester, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Tamworth, and Wolfeboro.