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.
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.
All are invited to enter the 7th Annual Gingerbread Building Contest at the Wenham Museum! Individuals or groups of any experience level and any age are welcome to submit their creation as part of this years contest for display at this year's Gingerbread Express.
Members of the community are invited to create gingerbread buildings with a food related theme: a candy cane factory, a pizza parlor or even a green grocer!
Entry is FREE and all entries will be returned to bakers after the display!
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!
The sixth annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour to benefit the Wenham Museum will be held Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tour eight extraordinary kitchens in distinctive historic and contemporary homes in Beverly, Hamilton, Manchester, and Wenham. Each kitchen is different and uniquely designed.
South Coast Historical Associates takes us into the lives of the everyday soldiers and citizens of the Civil War. Using replica firearms and original artifacts such as medical devices, battle flags and everyday items, experience an interactive and engaging program for ages 10+ and adults.
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.
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.
Kids will have a great time at the Hats Off to You! session at Wenham Museum! Take a tour of the 'Crowning Glory' exhibit then make a paper hat, listen to hat stories, play games and march in a kid's parade with your own creation!