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.

 

 

January 12, 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES: Wenham’s 375th

Friday, January 12, 2018
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
FREE

Join us for the fourth installment of our new lecture series.  In 2018, Wenham celebrates its 375th Anniversary! Enjoy a Wenham retrospective with local historian, Jack Hauck.

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.

 

 

MLK Day Weekend

NMRA HUB 200x200NMRA HUB Model Railroad

January 13 – 15, 2018 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Burnham Hall
Included with Admission | Free for Members

Don’t miss this weekend’s NMRA HUB Model Railroad layout! These amazing model trains will be set up in the museum’s big Burnham Hall. Get out of the cold and come see this incredible, high-quality model train layout from the region’s best model railroaders.

 

 

 

Drop-in Art Activities at Platform 9 3/4

Monday, January 15, 2018
Time 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Family Discovery Gallery
Included with Admission | Free for Members

After you visit the HUB NMRA Model Railroad, stop by the Wild About Harry exhibit in the Family Discovery Gallery for drop-in art activities inspired by the Hogwarts Express.  Paint and decorate a wooden steam locomotive and create your own Hogwarts Express hat.

 

 

January 17 – February 28, 2018

JapeScape Productions, Acting for Young Stars
After School Drama Class

Six Wednesdays: Jan. 17, 24, 31 & Feb. 7, 14, 28
No Class during School Vacation Week on Feb. 21
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$95 for Nonmembers | $85 for Members
Register Online Today >>

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!

 

 

February 9, 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES: Black Dolls in the Museum’s Collection

Friday, February 9, 2018
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
FREE

Join us for the fifth installment of our new lecture series.  In recognition of Black History Month, learn about the museum’s important collection of black dolls with retired museum doll curator, Dianne Buck.

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.

 

 

February 13, 2018

VALENTINE’S DAY FLORAL CLASS:
Make A “Tussie Mussie” Bouquet

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7 p.m.
Adult Program
$40 Members | $45 Nonmembers
Advanced Registration Required >>
Fee Includes Materials

With noted florist and educator Betsy Williams, learn about the symbolic language of flowers while making a traditional Victorian floral arrangement called a “tussie mussie.”  A tussie mussie is a hand-held bouquet made with fresh flowers and fragrant herbs. Each flower and herb in the bouquet carries a special message.  Made with roses, border carnations, rosemary and other herbs and flowers, tussie mussies are fragrant, beautiful and easy to make.  Students will make a tussie mussie and decorate it with colorful ribbons and a delicate tulle collar.  Favorite tokens of affection since Elizabethan times, a tussie mussie makes special gift of love.

The course fee class covers flowers, herbs, ribbons and handouts.  Advanced registration is required.  Please bring an apron and floral scissors to class if you have them.  This is a 2 hour workshop.

Snow Date is Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7 p.m.

All Cancellations made within three days of the program are nonrefundable.

 

February Vacation Week

The 9th Annual LEGO® Train

Saturday and Sunday, February 17 – 18, 2018
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Included in Admission | Free for Members

Come see a rainbow colored L-gauge model train speeding along a Brick-track as it races by soaring skyscrapers, country cottages, mountainside ski slopes, and a crazy carnival, all designed with the highest degree of precision by the New England Lego Users Group. All ages.

 

 

 

The 11th Annual Legopalooza Pop-up Lego Studio

February 19 & 20, 2018
Drop-In: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Included in Admission | Free for Members

Join us for a free-form family LEGO® build. All ages.

 

 

 

 

Wonder Woman WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
10 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Members: $4 per person and Nonmembers: $5 per person plus Museum Admission
Advanced Registration Required >>

Wonder Woman will visit the Wenham Museum during School Vacation Week!  Meet this famous superhero, who will read from Rebel Girls 2 and hold brief photo ops with visitors.  Superhero attire encouraged!

All cancellations made within three days of the program, including no-shows, are nonrefundable.  Capacity for this program is limited.

 

 

BUILD IT! Day

Thursday, February 22, 2018
2 – 4 p.m.
Included with Admission | Free for Members

Inspired by our main exhibit, DiG THiS.. and BUiLD THaT!, join us for an afternoon of building activities.  We’ll make a huge fort out of cardboard boxes together and learn how gears and cam shafts make things go.

 

 

 

 

March 9, 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES: Women in Giving

Friday, March 9, 2018
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
FREE

Join us for the sixth installment of our new lecture series.  Join Julie Bishop, former Vice President of Philanthropy at the Essex County Community Foundation, and Becky Hallowell, former Chair of The Women’s Fund of Essex County, for a discussion about women in philanthropy on the North Shore.  This program is inspired by Elizabeth Richards Horton, a former resident of the museum’s historic house, who cared deeply about philanthropy for children.

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.

 

 

 

 

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