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Poppets Playdates & M is for Museum


EDUCATIONAL FUN For Young Children at Wenham Museum

On the 2nd Friday of the Month at 9:30 AM  and 10:30 am

Included in Admission | Free for Members
Free for Residents of Hamilton, Wenham, Essex, and Manchester with RSVP
to Paige Menchini, Early Childhood Partners, to be on the list for free admission.

Poppets Playdates: Ages 18 months – 3 years 

Poppets Playdates – a new offering this fall, “poppets” are what the colonial children called their little cloth dolls and what adults lovingly called the children themselves.  This program for toddlers 18 months to 3 years will be a sensory-rich, socialization experience. Offered from 9:30 – 10:00 am on the same days as “M is for Museum”.  Location within the museum will be dependent on the activity.

M is for Museum: Ages 3 years and up

M is for Museum – Wenham Museum educators introduce young children to the world of museums in a fun interactive way, combining early literacy and socialization. Targeted to children 3 years old and up, each session will focus on a particular part of the collection, an exhibit, or a seasonal theme.  Offered from 10:30 – 11:00 am on the second Friday of most months.


February Program

Poppets Playdates – 9:30 a.m., 18 mos. +
M is for Museum – 10:30 a.m., 2.9 years +
Friday, February 14, 2020
Included with Admission
Free for Members


Free for Residents of Hamilton, Wenham, Manchester & Essex with RSVP through Early Childhood Partners

During Poppets Playdates, we’ll read Hugs & Kisses and make a Valentine’s Day-themed craft! In M is for Museum, we’ll read The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle and make a heart-covered ladybug to take home.

Sponsored by:  Early Childhood Partners