The Wenham Museum is open to the public with modified hours (Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.; Monday, Closed).   Holiday-related hours are listed on our Visit page – please note the museum will be closed Wed., Nov. 25th – Friday, Nov. 27th for Thanksgiving.  Face coverings and advanced ticket purchase are required.  Click here to reserve tickets. We also encourage you to review our new protocols at wenhammuseum.org/reopening.  Thank You!

Pickering Library

Pickering Library Records

The Library may be used for research by appointment.

Records and Reference Books 

TIMOTHY PICKERING LIBRARY

The Colonel Timothy Pickering Library (1,400 items) was given to the Wenham Museum by the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture (MSPA), which utilized the museum as its headquarters for many years. The Library contains a number of family histories and genealogies, extensive manuscript material on Wenham history, a complete record of all the early houses in Wenham’s Historic District, books by local authors, and an extensive collection of early town records and Essex County histories. Among the reference books in the collection are many on quilts, dolls, toys, costumes, needlework, antiques, and early American architecture, herbs, and gardens.