Wenham Museum is proud to announce the Annual Faery Festival at Wenham Museum! Calling all fairies, elves and magical creatures! Wear your finest fairy frocks, or borrow one of ours and enjoy a day of fairy fun. Storyteller Jape Payette will be on site telling interactive fairy tales. Details regarding further program offerings and refreshments to follow.
“The festival is an event that families can take at their own pace; they can spend an hour or the whole day, a very young child might enjoy the stories while an older sibling is excited to create a persona with his/her costume or put lots of effort into making a faery craft. It is an outdoor, active event that is non- competitive, so it may appeal to the family needing a little break from sports”, said museum educator Mary McDonald.
Fairy Activities – on the Museum Lawn & Town Hall Lawn
- Color with illustrator Ruth Sanderson, whose art is featured in the A Magical Journey Through Fairytales exhibit
- Meet Liza Gardner Walsh, author of the Fairy Garden Handbook, and watch her demonstrate how to make a fairy garden
- Engage in interactive fairy tales told by Storyteller Jape Payette
- Practice Fairy Yoga to build your strength and balance for adventures in the forest
- Create community fairy gardens where the wee folk can live
- Make a fairy person or elf and decorate a wooden butterfly at art stations
- Note: Fairy portraits by professional photographers will not be available this year.
Premium Fairy Tea Party
$10 per child in addition to museum admission
Two Sittings: 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Each sitting limited to 50 children
Join your fellow fairies and elves for a tea party! Each child will receive a souvenir “crystal” tea cup with organic lemonade and a beautifully decorated cupcake from Cakes for Occasions, a nut-free bakery. Meet and greet with celebrity fairies during your tea party!
Adults may accompany children into the Tea Party, however refreshments are reserved for children. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase at the museum. The room will be set with round tables for the fairies and elves and chairs around the perimeter of the room for grown-ups.
Wenham Museum is a family-friendly museum of childhood and New England family life located on Boston’s North Shore since 1922. The museum’s collections include model trains, a world-renowned doll collection, vintage dollhouses, a costume and textile collection, antique toys, historic photographs and the National Historic Register Claflin-Richards House. Sixteen annual rotating exhibits and related family programming help to interpret the museum's mission to protect, preserve and interpret the artifacts of childhood, domestic life, and the history and culture of Boston’s North Shore.
The permanent collection includes over 5,000 dolls and doll accessories, and toy soldiers from the American Revolution through World War II. The Model Train room is a maze of whirring, whistling antique trains and railroad artifacts, and kids are welcome to play conductor. The Family Discovery Room offers a variety of hands-on activities for kids of all ages.
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