Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as of 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th, the Wenham Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.  In addition, all public programming and events will be postponed or cancelled. Click here to read more

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.

 

Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7

LEGO Creation Station

Friday, March 6, 2020 and
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Included with Admission
Free for Members
$10 Donation to Keep Your Creation!

Kick off “March is Membership Month” with two days of LEGO free-building fun! Using the museum’s voluminous assortment of LEGOs, come and build a creation of your own imagination. DUPLOs will also be available for our youngest visitors!

We know that sometimes it can be really hard for our young visitors to leave their LEGO creations behind at the museum when it’s time to go home. If you’d like to take your creation (of reasonable size) home with you, you may for a $10 donation.

 

Poppets Playdates and M is for Museum

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM SERIES

Poppets Playdates – 9:30 a.m., 18 mos. +
M is for Museum – 10:30 a.m., 2.9 years +
Friday, March 13, 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 I See Spring by Charles Ghigna and make paper plate flowers. In M is for Museum, we’ll read When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes and make paper flowers to take home.

Sponsored by:  Early Childhood Partners

 

Brown Bag Lunch

BROWN BAG LUNCH:
Tiny Things

Friday, March 13, 2020
12 – 1:30 p.m.
FREE Community Program

 

 

Please join us for the Wenham Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch on Friday, March 13th at noon to hear from Robert Megerdichian, son of Master Machinist Abraham Megerdichian, who machined hundreds of miniatures from solid blocks of metal. Robert inherited his father’s collection and now curates the pieces, displaying them in museums all over New England. These tiny, intricately carved objects are truly intriguing, and many of them are currently on display in our own “Tiny Things” exhibition.

About the Brown Bag Lunch Series
This program is part of the Wenham Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch Program Series. Join us the 2nd Friday of every month for a FREE community program about local history and culture.  Bring your own “brown bag lunch” and beverages and dessert will be provided.

This series is supported by the museum’s Annual Fund 2019-2020.

 

  Member Coffee – March 20

MEMBER COFFEE & CRAFT – POSTPONED

Friday, March 20, 2020
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Free for Members
Includes face painting by Flynntastic Faces!

As a special thank you to our members, please join us for complimentary coffee and refreshments, a Spring-themed craft, and face painting by Flynntastic Faces. The museum will open 30 minutes early that day just for members.

 

  Military History Program

AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK TALK

Plants Go to War
by Judith Summer

Saturday, April 18, 2020
10:30 a.m. at the Patton Homestead Stables
$10 Adults | $8 Seniors (65+)
Free for Museum Members

As the first botanical history of World War II, Plants Go to War examines military history from the perspective of plant science. From victory gardens to drugs, timber, rubber, and fibers, plants supplied materials with key roles in victory. Vegetables provided the wartime diet both in North America and Europe, where vitamin-rich carrots, cabbages, and potatoes nourished millions. In the Pacific, survival manuals detailed edible plants on Pacific islands.

 

Patton Family Archives Tours 

Tours of the Patton Family Archives

ALL TOUR DATES FOR MARCH & APRIL HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR FUTURE SPRING TOUR DATES.

Select Dates and Times
$15 for Members
$20 for Nonmembers
View Available Dates & Register online: www.wenhammuseum.org/pattontours

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 www.wenhammuseum.org/pattontours.

 

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.