At the turn of the 21st century the Common Threads Quilt Guild began a project called The Storybook Quilts under the leadership of Pat Gandt. The quilts were sewn with love by members of the guild with the goal of supporting literacy and fostering interest in the needle arts. The guild drew inspiration from children’s books that used quilts or coverlets as an integral part of their stories.
Come “ride the rails” and see three big “Train Time” model railroad layouts created by the museum’s Train Curators and volunteers. A museum tradition since the 1970’s, everyone will have fun seeing the village details, lights and moving trains in our largest exhibit gallery.
M is for Museum programs have been designed to introduce young visitors to museum concepts in a fun interactive setting. On the second Friday of the month at 9:30 and 10:30.
In the Wenham Museum Makery, children will explore their creativity and engineering skills.
LEGOs At Large exhibit at Wenham Museum features extra-large LEGO installations – one of them has 20,000 LEGO bricks in it!
In this exhibit, you’ll be inspired to make your own at LEGO sculptures at LEGO and DUPLO building stations in the gallery, and feel what it’s like to be a LEGO mini-fig and GO INSIDE a LEGO building made from extra-large LEGO bricks.
The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imaginations and engineering to defeat the Empire!
Spend time learning at the cemetery by doing a family friendly scavenger hunt. Grab the Scavenger Hunt Clues and directions at the Wenham Museum's front desk, or download materials from the Wenham Museum's website. Return your completed form and be entered in the raffle to win passes to the Museum! This event is FREE as part of Trails & Sails 2018
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.
It's time once again for the Wenham Museum’s Giant Attic Treasures Vintage Sale. Shoppers will discover a treasure trove of household decor like furniture, rugs, china, and silver setting pieces. Regarded as one of the best rummage sales on the North Shore and a tradition for over 50 years as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Wenham Museum, shoppers will find the best deals on vintage fashions, gently used clothing, costume jewelry, fabrics, records, prints, frames, and many more collectibles and maybe a painting or rare book. New treasures will be displayed daily.
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is proud to introduce a nature preschool for 3-5 year olds located at Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary in Wenham.
Recent studies confirm that children are spending less time engaged in vigorous outdoor play. The Ipswich River Nature Preschool provides young children on the North Shore with early educational experiences that fosters the development of the whole child and a lifelong relationship with nature.
This workshop is now full. 4/29/13
In a continuing effort to instill music appreciation at an early age, Music Mania encourages students to explore basic concepts such as pitch matching, healthy use of the singing voice and proper technique for classroom instruments. Students are introduced to musical theater, symphonic music, theory, world music and listening - all presented in exciting and fun ways using a beloved piece of children's literature as a theme for games, singing, and instrument exploration.