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Trails & Sails Events

Trails and Sails: My American Flag

Saturday, September 27; 11 am

Free: Please complete a Trails and Sails form

Adults and children ages 10 and up

WWII survivor Christian de Marcken, will share his story of having his home in Belgium inspected nightly by German soldiers looking for signs of Allied soldiers or resistance materials. Each night his mother secretly sewed scrap material into an American flag to fly when they were liberated. Be fascinated by the firsthand account of an amazing story of survival and courage. 

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Trails and Sails: Dolls, Dolls, and more Dolls

Sunday, September 28; 2-4 pm

Free: Please complete a Trails and Sails form

Adults and children ages 5 and up

Discover the story of the woman who started the museum's doll collection with a tour of our newest exhibition, A Real American Girl: Elizabeth Richard's Horton with curator Jane Bowers. Enjoy a tour of our doll galleries with a local doll collector and enjoy a special “trunk show” of fashions for girls and their favorite doll.


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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Saturday, September 27

Free admission to the museum for two persons.

Learn more about this special event by visiting Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.

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Wenham Museum's Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 2; 5 pm

All are welcome to attend this public meeting.

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17th Century Saturdays

Saturday, October 4

11 am – 3 pm

Take a guided tour the museum’s 17th century house and discover how people lived, worked, dressed and played in New England for three centuries. Admission to the Claflin-Gerrish-Richards house is free through the Essex National Heritage Area Trails and Sails program. Museum galleries are included in museum admission.

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Wenham Museum’s Memory Cafe

2nd Thursday of the month

October 9, November 13

and December 11; 2 – 4 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of coffee, conversation, and

companionship with other memory loss caregivers

and their loved ones. Our time together will center

on a variety of objects from the museum’s collection.

Sponsored by Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation


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Wenham Museum Sleigh Bell Holiday Fair

Friday November 21, 2013: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Holiday Party 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 pm

Saturday November 22, 2013: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our festive holiday fair has become a tradition North Shore holiday shoppers looking for one-of-a-kind gifts. The fair is open to artists in all hand-made crafts and arts. Items from commercially sold kits, wholesale items (other than some food products), or mass produced items are not considered hand made and are not eligible. The museum reserves the right to limit categories that are oversubscribed and will remove any work deemed unacceptable without refund.

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The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes

Sunday, November 30; 2- 4pm

Demonstration and Book signing

Acclaimed Boston chef, restaurateur and seafood authority Jeremy Sewall  will sign copies of his first cookbook, The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes. Chef Sewall is the Chef and owner of Lineage restaurant, Island Creek Oyster Bar and the newly opened Row 34 in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood. Recipes throughout the book highlight the best of each season, and include profiles on Chef Sewall’s friends in the farming, fishing and brewing communities. 

Highlighting contemporary New England fare and adapting the region’s fresh, simple flavors into refined dishes for the home cook, the book features more than 100 delectable recipes from the area’s most celebrated farms and fisheries, for easy at-home cooking and entertaining. Divided by season, the book incorporates distinct flavors throughout the year through Chef Sewall’s soups, salads, hearty dishes, grilling favorites, seafood specialties and simple desserts. $39.95


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Chop Chop Book Signing and Demonstration

Saturday, December 6; 11am – 1 pm

Join Sally Sampson, author of the kids guide to cooking real food with your family, Chop Chop and the editor of the award winning non-profit magazine Chop Chop, endorsed by the Academy of Pediatrics.  Sally will offer holiday ideas for eating holiday healthy snacks following the book signing.

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Wenham Museum's educational exhibitions and enrichment programming serves over 35,000 annual visitors and 4,500 school children. Wenham Museum is a section 501(C) (3) non-profit organization.