The Academy at Penguin Hall welcomes you to discover the only all girls college preparatory high school in Essex County.
The Academy’s student centered curriculum focuses on the needs and interests of the individual student, rather than the traditional or conventional ideas of how students should learn. The program focuses on six areas of development: Academics, Arts, Health and Wellness, Community, Spirituality and Service.
Wenham Museum welcomes the community for its Fiesta on Main Street!
This event will bring the community together for a fun, entertaining, and affordable night out that raises much-needed revenue for the museum’s exhibits, programs, activities, and collections. With 70% of the museum’s budget funded through donors and fundraising events, your support is needed now more than ever!
Families always enjoy one of the many programs and activities available at the Wenham Museum.
- Summer Programs for Children ages 5-12.
- Featured Exhibit: A Magical Journey Through Fairytales now – July 2016
- Programs and Activities Bring Exhibits and Collections to Life
Museum exhibits and collections are brought to life through a full schedule of activities and programs. All ages are engaged, entertained, and enlightened by special family programs, such as craft making, art, colonial life activities, musical performances, and more.
- A special interactive space for young museum visitors with changing hands-on activities for creative learning. A period playhouse, general store, variety of blocks, doll house, musical instruments and more help history come to life for children of all ages. Hands on exploration is a fundamental concept at Wenham Museum. This gallery has been designed to introduce our youngest visitors to museum concepts in a fun interactive setting. See what’s on exhibit in the gallery now.
Now enrolling for the 2016-17 season, we nurture student musicianship, build confidence, and encourage artistic expression through developmentally appropriate vocal instruction. Children in grades 1-8 welcome. Auditions are not required, and no experience is necessary! We believe students of varying ages can learn from each other by leading and working together to create something beyond the individual.
“You must do something to make the world more beautiful.” -Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady
Presented By Girls Making History
For Girls in Grades 1 – 3
$30 for Members | $35 for Nonmembers
Advanced Registration Required
Over April School Vacation Week, join the Wenham Museum for a series of programs geared to children, parents, and adults. Offerings include art-making activities, a program inspired by the classic picture book, Miss Rumphius, a book signing, a trunk show, and an appearance by John Adams himself.
Don’t miss this chance to create a traditional child portrait! Advanced registration required. Sitting Fee is $33 per child. Framing and matting available for an additional fee. Professional silhouette artists Jean and Marcella Comerford from Portraits In Silhouette will be creating hand-cut keepsake portraits during April School Vacation Week at the museum. Silhouettes are a favorite gift for family and grandparents! These professional artists have over 25 years of combined experience!
Meet Cinderella against the magical backdrop of Ruth Sanderson’s fairytale illustrations in the museum’s new exhibit, A Magical Journey Through Fairytales. Cinderella will read stories and sing songs with visitors. Fairytale or magical dress-up attire encouraged! Space for this program is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
What makes painting different from other art forms? Find out! Wear some old clothes and try painting at easels the museum will set up in Burnham Hall. Simple instructions, challenges, and materials will be provided.