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.
The exhibit will run from June 27 until September 22, 2013.
Wenham Museum is a family-friendly museum of childhood and New England family life located on Boston’s North Shore since 1922. The museum’s collections include model trains, a world-renowned doll collection, vintage dollhouses, a costume and textile collection, antique toys, historic photographs and the National Historic Register Claflin-Richards House. Sixteen annual rotating exhibits and related family programming help to interpret the museum's mission to protect, preserve and interpret the artifacts of childhood, domestic life, and the history and culture of Boston’s North Shore.
The permanent collection includes over 5,000 dolls and doll accessories, and toy soldiers from the American Revolution through World War II. The Model Train room is a maze of whirring, whistling antique trains and railroad artifacts, and kids are welcome to play conductor. The Family Discovery Room offers a variety of hands-on activities for kids of all ages.
Wenham Museum offers many enrichment experiences for children, from preschool up. Click on these links to check out frequent preschool programs, youth and family events, and summer programs like History Alive! Summer Camps.