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Girl scouts at the Wenham Museum Scout Troops & Group Programs

All school and group education programs may be tailored to your groups needs. Please contact the Education Director for more information info@wenhammuseum.org

Building Arts
Become an architect, engineer, or decorator for the day and earn the Building Art Try-It as you join in hands-on activities. Get an overview of a building project from blueprints to paper model and photos. Design your ideal Scout meeting place and build a model to take home. Tour the museum on an architectural scavenger hunt. Program fulfills segments of the Building Art Try-It. (2 hours)
Grade 2-5 $8.00 per child (badge not included)

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History-Herstory

Examine the lives of Colonial women through the eyes of the Gerrish Family who lived in Wenham during the Salem witch hysteria. Imagine a life full of responsibilities but no rights. Use primary source materials to discover how historians develop their theories. Learn to embroider a colonial “pocket” and write an account of the strange happenings in this Puritan colony.

Earn the Council’s own History-Herstory badge in this one day workshop (2.5 to 3 hours)
Grade 4-8 $10.50 (includes Wenham Museum badge)

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Mrs. Horton’s Dolls

Learn about Mrs. Elizabeth Horton, the remarkable woman who started the museum’s world-renowned doll collection, and visit her childhood home. Tour the collection and test yourt observation skills through the use of a search and find game. The program ends with a hands-on project where each child makes and dresses in their own clothespin figure. Program fuilfills segments of the Brownie Try-it and Girl Scout Doll and Puppetry Badge. (1.5 hours)
Grade 1-4 $9.00 per child (badge not included)

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Listening to the Past: Colonial Household

This interactive program provides an overview of daily life during the Colonial period in rural Massachusetts and includes opportunities for children to participate in hands-on activities from candle making, soap making, games, cooking, or schooling. Each child brings home a product of their activity. Children tour the Claflin-Richards House and participate in a discussion. Fulfills requirements for Listening to the Past Try-It Badge. (2.5-3 hours)
Grade 2-5 $9.00 per child (badge not included)

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Listening to the Past: Native Americans on the North Shore

Discover who lived here before the first settlers arrived and how they lived. Participate in a pow-wow to learn about the Algonquins on the North Shore using the museum’s Native American artifacts, reproduction pieces, and renowned doll collection. Each child constructs their own miniature longhouse to take home. Fulfills requirements for Listening to the Past Try-It Badge. (2 hours)
Grade 2-5 $9.00 per child (badge not included)

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