Programs & Events
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Youth & Family Programs
Trails and Sails: My American Flag
Saturday, September 27; 11:00 am
Free – must fill out a Trails and Sails form
Adults and children ages 10 and up
Hear WWII survivor Christian de Marckens’ first-hand account of the German occupation in Belgium. Hear how his courageous family survived nightly home inspections for signs of Allied soldiers or resistance materials and how his mother secretly sewed scrap material into an American flag to fly when they were finally liberated.
Visit http://www.essexheritage.org/ts for more information.
Trails and Sails: Dolls, Dolls and More Dolls
Sunday, September 28; 2-4 pm
Doll lecture; 2:30 pm
Adults and children ages 5 and up
Bring your best loved doll to explore our renowned doll collection and visit with a local doll maker and doll clothing artisan. End the day with a special trunk show of fashions for you and your favorite doll. Visit A Real American Girl exhibit and discover the inspiring story of the woman who started our world-renowned doll collection. Visit http://www.essexheritage.org/ts to register.
A Magician for Non-Believers
Sunday November 2; 1:00 pm
In advance by November 1
Member $8, family, Non-member $11
Day of: Member and Non-Member: $12
Hey, what happened to that coin? Look behind your ear! Peter Boie, world-renowned master magician will amaze you with his mind bending tricks. Ages: 3 and up
The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes
Sunday, November 30; 2- 4pm
Demonstration and Book signing
Acclaimed Boston chef, restaurateur and seafood authority Jeremy Sewall will sign copies of his first cookbook, The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes. Divided by season, Sewall’s delectable recipes highlight contemporary New England fare and adapt the region’s fresh, simple flavors into refined dishes for easy at-home cooking and entertaining.
Chop Chop Book Signing and Demonstration
Saturday, December 6; 11am – 1 pm
Bring your junior-foodies to meet Sally Sampson, author of the kids guide to cooking real food with your family, Chop Chop and the editor of the award winning non-profit magazine Chop Chop, endorsed by the Academy of Pediatrics. Sally will offer holiday ideas for eating holiday healthy snacks following the book signing.
Katy Bratun, Guest Author and Illustrator Visit
Thursday, December 11; 3 – 5 pm
Children will delight in the story of a tiny mouse who makes her home in a gingerbread house and experiences the holidays for the first time at the author’s reading, illustration demonstrations and a gingerbread house craft. Visitors may also enjoy the artist’s original illustrations on display in our lobby. All Ages
The Polar Express Author
Chris Van Allsburg Author and Illustrator Visit
Sunday, December 21; 2 – 4 pm
Included with admission
Meet Chris Van Allsburg, author and illustrator of the holiday classic, The Polar Express and his newest book, The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie.
Fancy Nancy’s Fanciest Doll Party
Sunday December 14; 1:30-3:30 pm
Member $20, Non-member $25.00
Bring your fanciest doll to a swanky tea party with Mrs. Devine. She will guide us in a craft, play games and give you a refresher course on manners. Ages 4 and up
New Year’s Eve Countdown to Midnight
Wednesday, December 31; 10 am – 2 pm
Member: $8, Non-member: $10
Register by: Saturday, December 27
At the door and day of $12
Walk-ins welcome as space allows
Museum open for this event only
Ring in the New Year at a museum-wide celebration.
Countdown to “Midnight” | Noisemakers | Hats | Face Painting | Ginger ale Toast
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