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.


July 28, 2017


Friday, July 28, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Each Friday during the summer months, the Highland Street Foundation sponsors free admission at over 70 museums and cultural venues throughout Massachusetts. Visit the Wenham Museum for free on Friday, July 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All of the museum’s galleries will be open for your enjoyment! Learn more about planning your visit here.  The historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House will also be open for guided tours at specific times.

Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation >>
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Ongoing This Summer

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Select Mornings This Summer
July 10 through August 11
10:30 a.m.
Included with Admission
Free for Members
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The Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House in Wenham has stood on Main Street since the 1660s. Along the way, it has been home to four families, withstood the tensions of the witch hysteria, housed a renowned philanthropist, became the Wenham Museum.

This summer you will have the opportunity to play the games that children who once lived in the house would have played, to make projects they would have made, and to try on some clothes they might have worn.



Art at the Museum

Join us Friday mornings this Summer beginning July 14 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Included with Admission
Free for Members
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Drop-in art activities are offered Fridays morning this summer.  Stop by and create something fun.




Preschool Programs 

“M is for Museum”

The Wenham Museum offers a recurring program called “M is for Museum” designed for a preschool audience. Learn more about introducing the museum to your preschooler.


Memorial Day to Labor Day 

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Free Museum Admission for Active-Duty Military Personnel & their Families

Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 through Labor Day, September 4, 2017
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.

Questions about eligibility? Visit the FAQs >>
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Coming in September 


Coming in September 23, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free Admission for Two with Museum Day Live! Ticket

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