Poppets Playdates & M is for Museum


EDUCATIONAL FUN For Young Children at Wenham Museum

On the 2nd Friday of the Month at 9:30 AM  and 10:30 am

Included in Admission | Free for Members
Free for Residents of Hamilton, Wenham, and Manchester with RSVP
to Lisa Cheney, Early Childhood Partners, to be on the list for free admission.

Poppets Playdates: Ages 18 months – 3 years 

Poppets Playdates – a new offering this fall, “poppets” are what the colonial children called their little cloth dolls and what adults lovingly called the children themselves.  This program for toddlers 18 months to 3 years will be a sensory-rich, socialization experience. Offered from 9:30 – 10:00 am on the same days as “M is for Museum”.  Location within the museum will be dependent on the activity.

M is for Museum: Ages 3 years and up

M is for Museum – Wenham Museum educators introduce young children to the world of museums in a fun interactive way, combining early literacy and socialization. Targeted to children 3 years old and up, each session will focus on a particular part of the collection, an exhibit, or a seasonal theme.  Offered from 10:30 – 11:00 am on the second Friday of most months.



September 15** 

Owls! We will read Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge.  Join us in our Family Discovery Gallery as we learn about different types of owls and explore their shapes and colors with cookie cutters, clay, and stencils.

**Please note: this is the third Friday in September**




October 13 

Construction!  We will read about trucks and tools and create buildings out of blocks in anticipation of our upcoming exhibit, Dig This…Build That! 





November 3 

Thanksgiving!  Join us in our historic Claflin-Richards House to grind corn and spices as the colonists would have done.  With Poppets, we will read Feeling Thankful Shelley Rotner, and A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting with our M is for Museum crowd.

**Please note: this is the First Friday in November**




December 8

Lights of December! We will talk about holiday traditions and songs and read Light the Lights! A Story about Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas by Margaret Moorman. M is for Museum participants can make a candle holder out of clay.