Virtual Elsa (Frozen) visit from Wenham Museum tomorrow! tune in Facebook 10:30AM March 26, fairytale attire encouraged 😊🧚👸❄️

Message from Wenham Museum, offering arts programming for the little ones:

TOMORROW – Virtual Elsa Visit!
Thursday, March 26th at 10:30 a.m. via Facebook Live
Elsa will live stream into your living room from the Wenham Museum’s Facebook page! If you missed her visit when we opened “Frozen,” this is a chance to catch her again. She will sing songs and tell stories live from our galleries. We’re hoping this will give parents and caregivers a few moments of respite (or a chance to make a phone call!) and bring some happiness and joy to our youngest friends. Fairytale attire encouraged. Visit our website

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February Vacation Fun-Tuesday, February 21, 2017
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $10. Visitors and $8. for Members.
Online at:
Come see live owls up close in this indoor presentation that will introduce you to different owls that live in our region. We’ll discuss the special features these birds have and we’ll talk about how they hunt, what they eat, and their amazing vision, hearing, and feathers.
Info: 978-468-2377 ext. 113,

Nichole’s Picks 6/11 + 6/12

Pick #1: Strawberry Festival at Mile Marker One

Read all about it HERE

Always a lot of fun!  Great for kids…and their grown-ups too.


Pick #2:  Wee Woodland Fairy Festival at the Wenham Museum

Saturday, June 11 from 10:00-3:00

The fairy festival is included with admission to the museum…or  upgrade to the Premium Tea Party for $10 per child.


Read all about it and register HERE



Pick #3:  BeanStalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan’s Furniture


Experience the thrill of traveling from one activity to the next.  Test your agility and balance, as you make your way across our exclusive, one-of-a-kind sky ropes course. Head up 12 or 24 feet and step off onto zig zag beams, crisscross angled rope ladders, and hold tight for spaghetti hand lines.  Walk the plank at 24 feet where you travel out on a 6 inch standalone beam, only to pivot ever so perfectly and return.

Admission Prices:
BeanStalk Adventure Ropes Course (with Zip Line) – $12.50
BeanStalk Adventure Ropes Course (without Zip Line) – $10.50
Must be at least 48″ tall or 42″ if accompanied by a chaperone.

BeanSprout Adventure Ropes Course – $6.25
Must be less than 48″ tall.


As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.

Nichole’s “Family Picks of the Weekend” 12/20 and 12/21

This is the last weekend before Christmas so I’d like to remind you of a few events/attractions that you might want to squeeze in while you can.

Edaville Railroad Festival of Lights

Strawberry Banke Candlelight Stroll

Blink! Boston

My new picks for this week are as follows

#1   Holiday Delights!

Hopefully you’ve already read about this on GMG as it has been well covered!

The Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops proudly presents Holiday Delights from December 19 through December 21 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. Holiday Delights features a cast of over 30 young people ranging in age from 6 to 17, all students in Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops.

A fantastic holiday event for all ages!  Read much more about it here!


#2  Rockport’s 69th Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant 

Follow the torch-lit procession beginning at Dock Square on Saturday evening at 5:00 and celebrate holiday traditions while sharing the story of the nativity.

Discover more here


#3  Wenham Museum

I list this as a “great take” this weekend for two reasons.  On any given weekend from November to February, the Farm to Table by Train exhibit is worth seeing! My boys could watch the trains all day long.  This weekend, however, is extra special because one of my favorite children’s authors is also at the Wenham Museum signing books!  Meet Caldecott Award Winner, Chris Van Allsburg…maybe most famous this time of year for writing The Polar Express, but also the author of many other amazing books such as JumangiThe Adventures of Harris BurdickJust a Dream, and now The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie.  See all of his books here.

Meet Chris Van Allsburg

#4  Public Skate at Talbot Rink

On most Saturdays and Sundays Talbot Rink offers almost two hours of public skating…from 2:00-3:50.  A great chance to get active during the long cold winter months and see lots of familiar faces.  Skate rentals are available and the cost is nominal.

Check out the rink here and find their calendar at the bottom of the link’s page.

The little “Green Bomber” in the black helmet with Schrafft displayed proudly (usually) on his back is my littler one.  Watch out for him.



An Evening of Whimsy and Merriment at the Wenham Museum

935Gala Reception
7:00 – 10:30 pm
Wenham Museum Tent

The Awards Dinner
The Wenham Tea House
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to the dinner!
Tickets to the Gala Reception are available by phone and online.

Gala Reception
7:00 – 10:30 pm
Wenham Museum Tent
Join Honorary Chair
Karen Nascembeni of The North Shore Music Theater
for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious evening
Live Music | Dancing | Auction
Hors d’oeuvres | Sweets | Cocktails
Timothy S. Hopkins Catering

Step in Time to the Sounds of Henri Smith and New Orleans Friends and Flavours
Diane and Company with Mark Retallack and Roger Brockelbank

Stonehome Estate Jewelers of Portland & Kennebunkport, Maine
**20% of Sales Proceeds Benefit the Wenham Museum**

CIGAR ROLLING by Boston Cigar Factory
LIVE AUCTION by Rick Nazzaro of Nazzaro Auctions
with prizes including a
Zulu Nyala African Safari

CAR SERVICE to the event by UBER BOSTON.
Guests receive $40 off their first ride with promotional code ALLABOARD14.

(978) 468-2377

Heart of the Home

The 5th Annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour to benefit the Wenham Museum, Saturday, October 13. For tickets to the tour, call the museum at 978-468-2377 or purchase online at

Be inspired by nine extraordinary kitchens in Beverly Farms, Boxford, Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, and Manchester By-the-Sea on the 5th Annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour to benefit the Wenham Museum on Saturday, October 13 from 11am to 4pm. Visit traditional and contemporary homes that highlight interior design in the room that is the heart of every home—the kitchen.

Get the party started in an open-concept kitchen with plenty of room for guests at an oversized island and cocktail lounge!  Remodeling? Find inspiration in a kitchen honoring the home’s 1765 heritage with historical elements blended with the conveniences needed for a busy 21ST century family, and “Take Joy!” as a whimsical menagerie greets you in a bountiful garden as you enter into a retro 1940’s kitchen bursting with colorfully painted cabinets, Big Chill appliances, and a circus train traveling around the ceiling! Visitors will discover how families lived and cooked more than three centuries ago with a visit to the cooking hearth in the museum’s 17-century Claflin-Richard’s House.

Tour guests are encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food to the museum on the day of the tour. Food donations will benefit the North Shore Families serviced through Beverly Bootstraps. Donations may also be delivered to the museum at 132 Main Street, Wenham, MA now through October 15, 2012. A link to the list of the top ten food items needed is posted on the museum’s website.

The museum is grateful to event co-chair Yvonne Blacker: Designer and Marketing Director at Designer Bath, and to the event volunteers, homeowners and designers including Howell Custom Building Group, lmk interiors, ltd, Meadowview Construction, Northshore Kitchens Plus, Wilson Kelsey Design, Inc., New England Design Works, and Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing as well as additional kitchen tour sponsors Renewal by Anderson, and the Salem Five Charitable Foundation, all who made this event possible.

Tickets to the tour include admission to the museum currently featuring It’s a Snap! Community LEGO Art now open through October 21 followed by the Train Time 17: Model Train Exhibit, November 9 – February 24. Proceeds from the kitchen tour benefit the museum’s educational programs and exhibitions, which help to educate over 3,500 school children and 35,000 annual visitors. For tickets to the tour, call the museum at 978-468-2377 or purchase them online at

Bored? Play with Suzy Snowflake at the Wenham Museum Tomorrow!

Check out the Suzy Snowflake Winter Fun at the Wenham Museum tomorrow with our own Toodeloos winter snowflake snipper instructing folks in the intricacies of cutting paper snowflakes and help create a blizzard out of recycled paper!

Sunday February 6th, 1-3pm
FREE with admission!
Click here to visit the museum website.

Wenham Museum

Do not miss the Wenham Museum special train exhibits! I think Arden could spend every day here looking at the 15+ giant train-scapes in gauges G-Z with buttons the kids can press to make the trains go. These are amazing and even feature a small torch-wielder cutting up old steam train parts with new diesel trains whizzing by. Downstairs there is a play area with a table of lincoln logs, playhouse, costumes, store stocked with 1950s play food items, typewriter, and rotary phone, among other things. They have book signings too and we were able to meet local author Kristin Kladstrup and have her sign our copy of The Gingerbread Pirates.