Composer and musician Robert Bradshaw conducts a string trio in this series of compositions inspired by Aesop’s Fables. The Saturday Showcase series spotlights the performing arts with content related to the art, history and culture of Cape Ann. Thematic presentations are often supplemented with drop-in art and history activities in the CAM Activity Center. Free and open to the public. This program is made possible by the Goldhirsh Foundation.
The Museum will have an ongoing video program in the auditorium featuring images from the Civil War to Vietnam with a voice-over of letters written home by soldiers. Also offered on Veteran’s Day is will be a special military-themed tour at 2:00 pm looking at items from the museum collection like a cannon ball that was fired into the facade of the First Parish Unitarian Church of Gloucester in 1775.
A Hamilton-Wenham tradition moves to the Wenham Museum!
Musical vingettes by the Fireside Carolers and the Allegro Dance Ensemble will put everyone in the holiday spirit with a sing-a-long, stories, and instrumental performances. Appropriate for all ages.
Strawbery Banke Museum presents the 2nd Annual Children’s Author Festival on Saturday, November 5 from 11 am to 3 pm. Admission to the event is free. Children 12 and under receive a ticket for free skating at the Museum’s Labrie Family Skate.
M is for Museum programs have been designed to introduce young visitors to museum concepts in a fun interactive setting. On the second Friday of the month at 9:30 and 10:30.
In the Wenham Museum Makery, children will explore their creativity and engineering skills.
LEGOs At Large exhibit at Wenham Museum features extra-large LEGO installations – one of them has 20,000 LEGO bricks in it!
In this exhibit, you’ll be inspired to make your own at LEGO sculptures at LEGO and DUPLO building stations in the gallery, and feel what it’s like to be a LEGO mini-fig and GO INSIDE a LEGO building made from extra-large LEGO bricks.
The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imaginations and engineering to defeat the Empire!
The Friends of the South End Portsmouth Fairy House Tour--the world's largest fairy house tour--takes place each fall in the historic South End Neighborhood of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Built by creative professionals, community members, and students, these works of imagination and creativity more than 150 fairy houses will be on display on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House, and in Prescott Park.
Spend time learning at the cemetery by doing a family friendly scavenger hunt. Grab the Scavenger Hunt Clues and directions at the Wenham Museum's front desk, or download materials from the Wenham Museum's website. Return your completed form and be entered in the raffle to win passes to the Museum! This event is FREE as part of Trails & Sails 2019
Families always enjoy one of the many programs and activities available at the Wenham Museum.
- Summer Programs for Children ages 5-12.
- Featured Exhibit: A Magical Journey Through Fairytales now – July 2016
- Programs and Activities 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.
- A special interactive space for young museum visitors with changing hands-on activities for creative learning. A period playhouse, general store, variety of blocks, doll house, musical instruments and more help history come to life for children of all ages. Hands on exploration is a fundamental concept at Wenham Museum. This gallery has been designed to introduce our youngest visitors to museum concepts in a fun interactive setting. See what’s on exhibit in the gallery now.
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