Adult Ed plans Strawbery Banke trip

Sep 06, 2018
Gift in memory of Katherine C. Norberg A circa 1830 watercolor on paper portrait of Lydia Jane Kimball in fancy fashion is part of the Strawbery Banke collection. Likely depicted in her 20s, the subject was born in Dover, N.H., and died there in her early 30s.

Rockport — Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education is planning a charter bus trip to the historic 10-acre living history museum of Strawbery Banke Saturday, Oct. 6. The day also includes New Hampshire’s premier fall festival, held on site.

Strawbery Banke offers visitors a peek into 300 years of history, through its many restored buildings and the stories of the families who lived and worked there. Costumed role players, interpreters and demonstrations by the numerous crafts people in Strawbery Banke offer the sights, sounds, and smells of an earlier time.

The fall festival is a traditional New England country fair complete with demonstrations by a shoemaker, gunmaker, canvas rigger, horner, tinsmith, quilters and weavers, to name some. Livestock exhibits and demonstrations by a sheepherder, animal wrangler, shepherds and herding dogs and a rabbit warden will complete the day. Food and beverages are available at the cafe of Strawbery Banke’s Welcome Center or by taking a short walk into Portsmouth.

Departure from Camden Hills Regional High School will be at 8 a.m., returning at 9 p.m., with pick-ups and drop-offs at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro and Great Salt Bay School in Newcastle. There will be a rest stop at Kennebunk Plaza. Transportation is provided by Northeast Charter and Tours; trip tour leaders are Marlene Hall and Barbara Hendricks.

For more information or to register, contact Five Town CSD Adult Ed at 236-7800, ext. 5 or adulted@fivetowns.net; or visit fivetowns.maineadulted.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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