From poodle skirts and hula hoops to pet rocks and disco dancing, fads have been taking the country by storm for years. Wenham Museum’s Fab Fads exhibit explores the biggest toys; fashions and music to hit American pop culture from the 1950s on. Young visitors – and the young at heart – will enjoy playing with reproductions of the vintage toys on display, experiencing the rise and fall of hemlines in the costume closet and dancing “The Twist,” “The Hustle” or “The Macarena” in this family-friendly exhibit.
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Enjoy a room-size classic H-O model train layout created by members of the National Model Railroad Association Hub Division. Get tips on how to build your own model train layout and learn how to make scenery in demonstrations by model train engineers.
For many North Shore families, the holidays being with a visit to see the Snow Train to Bakersville, a G-gauge holiday model train layout. See miniature Snoopy and the gang skate across a tiny pond, old-fashioned cars fill the gas-lit streets, and tiny clothes pin people cheerfully visit throughout a snow-covered village as the train clatters by.
Wenham Museum has a special New Year's Eve celebration planned just for kidsand families! Join us at the Wenham Museum for our annual New Year’s Eve Countdown to Midnight for families. We will have special performances, face painting by Flynntastics Faces, Balloon Animals, Festive Hat Making, and a Ginger-ale Toast at 12 Noon. Reservations are highly recommended. Everyone age one year old and up, needs a ticket for this program. The museum is only open for this event and will not be open for general museum visits. With reservation $10 Members, with reservation $12 Nonmembers. $15 At-the-door for everyone without a reservation.
Come to Wenham Museum dressed in your holiday finery and help sugar coat a group gingerbread house with Fancy Nancy's swanky neighbor Mrs. Devine. Be inspired by the museum's Gingerbread Express featuring a holiday train traveling through a candy-covered gingerbread village. Appropriate for children ages 4+.
The Wenham Tea House invites you to a Children's Tea for a great afternoon of family fun, and they are thrilled to host a Tea with Mrs. Claus! Bring your children to see Mrs. Claus and get some tips and tricks that will make Santa feel right at home when he visits on Christmas eve! Register early to save yourself a spot - these two teas will fill up quickly!
Everyone's invited to enter Wenham Museum’s gingerbread contestand the Gingerbread Express! The holiday favorite Gingerbread Express model train layout brings spirit of the season to life in this winter wonderland of candy-covered cottages created by members of our community. This year’s theme is It Takes a Gingerbread Village. Stop by to vote for your favorite gingerbread house!
Each November, the Wenham Museum hosts this festive fair of hand-crafted artisan goods. This is a fine occasion to bring the whole family to the museum for a day of fun. Exhibits will be open with special programming and activities for the kids and shopping for the adults.
The Yo-Yo People entertain with a spin and a twist on classic yoyoing! Come to the Firehouse Center for the Arts to experience a full show of yo yo tricks that is sure to entertain? This husband and wife duo bring back that nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip!