Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What sorts of folks is this retreat for?
A: Anyone who dresses in historical clothes and portrays people of the past. Past conferences have been attended (and enjoyed) by museum professionals, independent presenters, reenactors, living history enthusiasts, educators, and even the occasional spouse.

Q: What is the difference between a retreat and a conference?
A: In this case, there is very little difference, other than we’re pretty laid back and hope everyone enjoys their chance to learn and socialize. And there are no vendors selling things, so no pressure there.

Q: I am totally new at this/an old pro, is it worth my time to attend?
A: Absolutely! We will have concurrent sessions that will cover a wide range of topics, some good for beginners, some geared towards professionals, some more theoretical, some more practical but all are lead by folks invested in teaching and learning about First-Person interpretation.

Q: Can I still register?
A: Online registration is closed since the conference is in less than a week. Give me a call at: 603-828-2979 to register now.

Q: Where will the Retreat take place?
A: Strawbery Banke Museum is in Portsmouth, NH. There is parking in our main parking lot at: 14 Hancock St.  Registration, meals and most sessions will take place in our education building, across the street from the parking lot entrance at 17 Hancock St.

Q: Do you have information on accommodations?
A: We have a block of rooms reserves at the Fairfield Inn, there is more information here. There is also a hostel-style housing option at the museum, info is here.

Q: What is this special Saturday Dinner?
A: We all dress in our historical best, and get a chance to put some of the teachings from the retreat to the test. And we get to see the wonderful characters from our fellow conference goers. We have reserved the main dining room at RiRa Irish Pub in downtown Portsmouth for the evening..

Q: I have other questions…
A: email ashellenbean@strawberybanke.org, I will try to answer your questions.

 

 

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