Programs & Events

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The Polar Express Author

Chris Van Allsburg Author and Illustrator Book Signing

Sunday, December 21; 2 – 4 pm

Meet Chris Van Allsburg, author and illustrator of the holiday classic, The Polar Express and his newest book, The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie.

The author will sign copies of one book from home, if you have also purchased a new book. Multiple copies of the author's books will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

There is a limit of three books per person to be signed by the author, due to the popularity of this event.

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Memory Café

2nd Thursday of the month

January 8; 11-1 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 Savings Bank

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National Model Railroad Association HUB Division Model Train Layout

January 17 – 19

Included with admission

Train enthusiasts! Come explore America’s greatest hobby as members of NMRA HUB Division display their expertly engineered modular train layout at the museum, their first stop as they travel across Massachusetts.  

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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.