Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

Wenham Museum: 17th Century Saturdays

Wenham Museum for families in Wenham MA

Tour the Wenham Museum’s 17th century Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House and discover how families lived during three centuries—from the First Period to the Victorian era.

The Claflin-Richards House was constructed circa 1690 with ogee braces, an architectural hallmark of 16th and 17th century English dwellings. Today it contains three centuries of architecture, furnishings, and artifacts, representing a First Period dwelling room, a late 17th century minister's parlor, a circa 1750 bed chamber, and a Victorian-era chamber. Furnishings include a woolen bed-rug made in 1724, said to be the second oldest such rug in the United States, and an oak dresser built in 1752.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm

Family Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

Complete this family scavenger hunt and be entered to win museum admission!

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 2017

Friday, September 23, 2013 11am-3pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 11am-3pm
Sunday, September 25, 2016 11am-3pm

Wenham Museum Hosts Free Fun Friday

Wenham Museum and Highland Street Foundation Wenham MA

Wenham Museum is proud to be part of the Free Fun Fridays Program created by the Highland Street Foundation to further the goal of increasing access to culture, the arts, an education for people of all ages.

Come to the museum on Friday, July 1, 2016 and enjoy the museum's galleries featuring Wheels: Getting from Here to There, antique toys, dolls, dollhouses, 10 operating model train layouts, historic photographs and textiles. Tours of the museum's 17th-century Claflin-Gerrish-Richard's House will also be available at designated times. Experience the history of childhood with old-fashioned games on the lawn.

Friday, July 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wenham Museum: Pajama Storytime and Pajama Drive

Wenham Museum, “Pajamas of My Dreams” Pajama Storytime and Pajama Drive at Wenha

Wenham Museum is proud to host “Pajamas of My Dreams” an evening of fun with Pajama Storytime & Pajama Drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons.

"Pajamas of My Dreams” is a beautifully illustrated book that combines the hopefulness and high aspirations of children with a mission of providing warm pajamas for all.

After a reading by the author, Laurie Collins, children will enjoy a color and collage Dream activity with the book’s author and illustrator, Margie Florini.

Guests are invited to bring a new pair of pajamas to donate to Cradles to Crayons; an organization that distributes clothing and school supplies to local children.

All ages welcome.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6 – 8 p.m.

Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle at Wenham Museum

children’s’ author & illustrator Mary Newall DePalma book, Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle

Follow a red bouncing ball through a whimsical story of a boy and his dog who discover their love for each other during a game of fetch. Children of all ages will enjoy this small display of original watercolor illustrations created by children’s author and illustrator Mary Newall DePalma for her latest book, Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle.

Now - August 25, 2013

Crowning Glory: A Hat for All Seasons

Wenham Museum Vintage Hat Collection Exhibit Crowning Glory Hat for All Seasons

In  “Crowning Glory” Wenham Museum celebrates the ultimate accessory—the hat.  As the seasons change, the exhibit will follow suit with the hats on display, moving from delicate spring florals and pale felt fedoras to big bright flowers and hats to keep the summer rays away. 

In September, the three-season celebration of the hat in West Gallery begins it's last chapter. Airy summer chapeaux will give way to the rich colors and textures of our collection of fall and winter hats--from luxurious velvet, padded silk, feather and fur to the humble hand-knitted stocking cap. Hats to keep you warm and hats to make you glamorous including a selection of over-the top cocktail hats and whimsies.

Open through December 2013

Gordon Athletics Summer Camps 2013

Gordon Athletics Summer Camps ages 6 - 17 Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball

Gordon College Athletics Summer Camps 2013 offer a variety of fun-filled athletic camps for youth. Each sport is directed by Division III head athletic coaches and include additional instruction from college players, fellow college coaches.

Emphasis at each camp is on teaching fundamentals, competition, and instilling a basic love for the game.


Wheels Getting from Here to There

Exhibits for families and children at Wenham Museum NorthShore of MA

Beep Beep! Honk Honk! Chuga-chuga-choo-choo! Chariots to race cars and pull-toys to wind-ups have made their way to the Wenham Museum, 132 Main Street, Wenham, MA for the brand new exhibition, Wheels: Getting from Here to There.

This interactive exhibit will give visitors an opportunity to see vintage antique toys, photos and a velocipede. “What’s a velocipede?” you may ask—well, find out at Wenham Museum’s engaging summer exhibit! Illustrate your own car of the future, climb into a kid-sized race car, and build and race your own Lego® car right in the gallery.

June 27 -September 22, 2013


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