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.


Fall 2019

Acting Workshop for YoungSTARS!

Grades K – 5

Fridays September 20 – October 25, 2019 
2:45 p.m.  – 4:15 p.m.
Six Fridays
$95 for Members & $105 for Nonmember

Reservations Open Soon

Join us for an after-school Drama Workshop with Professional Actor, Teacher, and Director Jape Payette of JapeScape Productions!

We are offering a Halloween-theme fall session starting September 20, 2019.

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.
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!



Equestrian Programs

Equestrian Programs & Activities

Coming Soon!  

Check back soon for a comprehensive listing of equestrian-related programs, events, and activities in conjunction with our Equestrian Histories exhibition.



These learning opportunities will provide a hands-on window into the history of the North Shore.  Offerings under development include:

  • Family-Friendly Exhibit Reception
  • Wenham Museum Day at Myopia Polo
  • Polo Demonstration at the Harvard University barn in So. Hamilton, Mass.
  • All about the Hunt & Meet the Fox Hounds!
  • Three-Day Eventing at Groton House Farm
  • Coaching & Driving
  • Dressage Panel
  • The History of Our Open Space
  • Equine Rescue
  • Equine Therapy
  • Book signings and author visits
  • Film screenings of movies filmed in Hamilton and Wenham, such as The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and International Velvet (1978)


Patton Family Archives Tours 

Tours of the Patton Family Archives

Select Dates and Times
$15 for Members
$20 for Nonmembers
Register online:

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


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.