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Ten Days of Gingerbread

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FOR FAMILIES:  Enjoy Ten Days of Family-Friendly Activities Inspired by the Classic Holiday Cookie
FOR GROWN-UPS:  Join us for a “Taste of Ginger” and Cookbook Signing of In Cod We Trust by Heather Atwood on Thursday, December 17

Call for Bakers! 

The Wenham Museum’s annual gingerbread contest of edible structures on a train layout is looking for a few good bakers!!!

This year’s theme is It Takes a Gingerbread Village. We invite our visitors, members, neighbors, school groups, scout troops, senior centers, after-school programs, book groups, fellowship groups and anyone who is interested to build a gingerbread structure.

In the past, we have had entries made from graham crackers and boxed kits, but also amazing feats of edible architecture and highly detailed replicas of local landmarks. All creations are welcome!  The contest runs from December 10 to 20, 2015. Structures should be made of all edible materials, fit on a 18” x 18” board, and be delivered to the museum by Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 5 p.m.

If you are interested in carving out some time in your autumn schedule to participate in this celebration of our community, please contact Mary McDonald, Audience Engagement and Education, at the Wenham Museum via e-mail (mary.mcdonald @ wenhammuseum.org) or by phone at (978) 468-2377, ext. 119.

Gingerbread Express

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December 10-20, 2015

The holiday favorite Gingerbread Express model train layout brings spirit of the season to life in this winter wonderland of candy-covered cottages created by members of our community.  This year’s theme is It Takes a Gingerbread Village.  Stop by to vote for your favorite gingerbread house!




Family-Friendly Gingerbread Activities

GingerbreadThursday, December 10, 2015
Gingerbread Express Train Opens:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Included with Admission | All Ages
PJ Story Time:  5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Ages 1-8

Friday, December 11, 2015
M is for Museum:  10:30 – 11: 30 a.m. | Included with Admission (Free for Hamilton, Wenham, and Manchester residents with advanced registration with CFCE) | Ages 2.9+




Photo boothSunday, December 13, 2015
Free Admission for “Gingers”!  

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Photo Booth with Props:  Included with Admission | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | All Ages

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Sensory Spice Challenge:  Included with Admission | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | All Ages



Thursday, December 17, 2015
Taste of Ginger Cocktail Party & Cookbook Signing  of Heather Atwood’s In Cod We Trust
$10 for Nonmembers | $5 for Members | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
See below for additional information!

Friday, December 18, 2015
Photo Booth with Props and the Sensory Spice Challenge:  Included with Admission | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | All Ages

Saturday, December 19, 2015
Gingerbread Craft:  Make a ginger-scented holiday decoration!  Included with Admission | 10 – 11 a.m. | All Ages


Gingerbread HouseSunday, December 20, 2015
Pick up Your Gingerbread House!
Enjoy the Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus while cocoa, cookies, and awards are given out.
Free for Gingerbread Express participants; included with admission for other visitors | 2 – 3 p.m. | All Ages





Cocktail Party & Cookbook Signing 

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Thursday, December 17, 2015
7 – 9 p.m. 
$5 for Members/$10 for Nonmembers at the Door

Join us for a cookbook signing of In Cod We Trust and casual cocktail party.  Sample classic New England ginger-inspired recipes from the cookbook made by Bonne Bouche Caterers, enjoy ginger-infused cocktails, meet the author, Heather Atwood, and mix and mingle with members of the community.  During the event, vote for your favorite gingerbread house in the Gingerbread Express!  The museum shop will also be open during the party.



AtwoodIn Cod We Trust in advance of the book signing, please call the museum at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113.