Things To Do

 

Activities and Programs 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.

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Brown Bag Lunch:
Herbs in Local History with Betsy Williams

Friday, April 12, 2019 
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Free Community Program

 

 

This April, we’ll welcome Betsy Williams, a life-long gardener, herb grower and cook, who trained as a florist in Boston and England. She combines her floral, gardening and cooking skills with an extensive knowledge of history, plant lore and seasonal celebrations. An entertaining lecturer, she weaves stories and legends throughout her informative talks and demonstrations.

Betsy’s talk at the Wenham Museum will integrate the history of the museum’s historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House and its past residents, with a special focus on how herbs would have been part of their daily lives.

About the Brown Bag Lunch Program Series
Join us the second Friday of every month for a free community program about local history and culture. Bring your own “brown bag lunch” and beverages and dessert will be provided. No advanced registration required.

 

April 16 – 20, 2019

We’re Under Construction–and So Are You!

Tuesday, April 16 – Saturday, April 20, 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Drop-in Building Activities 
Included with Admission
Free for Members 

During April School Vacation Week, the museum’s Burnham Hall will be transformed into your very own “construction site”!  During this week of drop-in, free-build and free-play activities, visitors can build a fort or structure with Toobeez, play with kinetic sand, build with classic wooden blocks, play with construction vehicles, and dress-up as a construction worker.

 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Brown Bag Lunch:
Wenham’s Connection to the “Golden Spike”

Friday, May 10, 2019 
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Free Community Program

May 10, 2019 is the 150th Anniversary of “The Golden Spike,” which completed the Transcontinental Railroad.  In honor of this anniversary, we’ll learn about Wenham’s connection to this historic moment.  One of the railroad engineers who completed the Transcontinental Railroad was named Grenville M. Dodge from Danvers, Massachusetts.  Dodge had his start in the railroad industry in Wenham, learning surveying as a young man building the railroad spur to the Wenham Lake ice houses.

About the Brown Bag Lunch Program Series
Join us the second Friday of every month for a free community program about local history and culture. Bring your own “brown bag lunch” and beverages and dessert will be provided. No advanced registration required.

 

Patton Family Archives Tours 

Tours of the Patton Family Archives

Select Dates and Times
$15 for Members
$20 for Nonmembers
Register online: www.wenhammuseum.org/pattontours

The Patton Family Archives chronicle the life and legacy of one of America’s premier military families who resided here on Boston’s North Shore. The Archives are also an untapped, unparalleled resource regarding the service and sacrifice of Maj. Gen. Patton and his troops during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and that of his wife, Joanne Holbrook Patton, on the home front.

Guided tours are offered at select dates and times and are available only by advanced online reservation through the Wenham Museum, which will be the future steward of this important collection. Tours are one hour in length. Payment is required at the time of booking. Available dates and times for tours are listed at www.wenhammuseum.org/pattontours.

 

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.

This program is sponsored by Early Childhood Partners.

 

 

 

 

 Program Cancellation Policy 

Please note:  All cancellations for paid programs made within three days of the program are nonrefundable.