Programs & Activities


PROGRAMS AND Activities Bring Exhibits and Collections to Life

Museum exhibits and collections are brought to life through a full schedule of activities and programs. All ages are engaged, entertained, and enlightened by special family programs, such as craft making, art, colonial life activities, musical performances, and more.


November 1 – December 20, 2017

JapeScape Productions, Acting for Young Stars
After School Drama Class

Six Wednesdays:  Nov. 1, 8, 15, & Dec. 6, 13, 20
No Class the day before Thanksgiving, Wed., Nov. 22
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
$95 for Nonmembers | $85 for Members
Registration is now closed.  Check here for future classes!

This program is a great place for children to learn important life skills in an on-stage setting. These skills include speaking, introductions, confidence, team building, rehearsing and performance.  For Kids in grades K-5.

Students will learn lines and cues and how to take direction through a series of theatre and improv games, scenes and songs.  Have fun in a structured environment!


December 2, 2017


Saturday, December 2, 2017
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Included with Admission
Free for Members

***ADVANCED REGISTRATION Required and $5.00 additional fee to meet Santa***

Celebrate the Season with us here at the Wenham Museum. Everyone’s favorite man in red, Santa Claus, will be help welcome in the holidays starting at 12 p.m.. Music, Sugar Plum Fairies, and holiday crafts will be a part of the fun.  Reservations are required.

At 2:00 p.m. the celebration continues with A Conversation with Will Moses and Valerie McCaffrey: Folk Art and the Influence of Grandma Moses.   Will, a folk artist and children’s book illustrator, and Valerie, a local folk artist, will talk about how Grandma Moses artwork and life inspired them in their work.  Will is the great-grandson of Grandma Moses.  This talk is included with museum admission.

Tickets for a VISIT WITH SANTA are $5.00 per museum member (children and adults), $13.00 for nonmember children and seniors, and $15.00 for nonmember adults. Admission to the museum is included.

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December 7, 2017

Meet Children’s Author/Illustrator Matt Tavares

Thursday, December 7, 2017
4 p.m.
Included with museum admission

Join us as we welcome children’s author and illustrator Matt Tavares back to the museum.  Matt will be doing a presentation and reading his new, beautifully illustrated book: Red and Lulu.  Afterwards, Matt will be signing his books.  This program is for both pre-school and school age children.



December 8, 2017


Friday, December 8, 2017
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join us for the third installment of our new lecture series.  How did the colonist in Massachusetts celebrate Christmas? The answer might surprise you! Curator Jane Bowers will explore winter holidays in Puritan New England.

Our Brown Bag Lunch Series 2017 – 2108 meets the 2nd Friday of the month.  Lunch and learn at the Wenham Museum!  Experts from a variety of fields will give a brief presentation on a number of historical topics as you enjoy a lunch that you bring from home.  Beverages and cookies will be provided by the museum.


Preschool Programs 

Poppets Playdates and M is for Museum

The Wenham Museum offers recurring programs called “Poppets Playdates” and “M is for Museum” the second Friday of every month, designed for our preschool audience. Learn more about introducing the museum to your preschooler.