Fun for Kids & Families

Pirate Day

Celebrate Pirate Day with a Sea Chantey concert followed by activities at the museum and library. Hear about local pirates and privateers and make your own pirate boat. (limited number of boat kits available - first come basis)

Newburyport Open Streets

This event will temporarily close neighborhood streets to motor vehicles and open them for just about any activity but driving including walking, jogging, bicycling, skateboarding, even dancing! The Open Streets event is along a 1-mile stretch of neighborhood streets in the City's North End and also connects to the Clipper City Rail Trail with access to Cashman Park and the waterfront. Walkers and wheelers of all ages and abilities are invited to enjoy the car-free streets and fun activities along the way.

Legacy of a Cultural Showpiece - Beverly's Cabot Theater - CANCELLED

EVENT CANCELLED. Join us as we step back in time to an age of decadence and glamour to explore the rich and thriving history of one of the North Shores oldest and most majestic Playhouses: The Cabot Street Theater. As a part of the Trails & Sails Event, we will be offering guided tours of Beverly's most beloved gem complete with Feathery Showgirls, Dapper Dans and surprise performances from special guest artists!

"Pipes & Pipes" Car Show

Visit the Methuen Memorial Music Hall for the “Pipes and Pipes" Car Show - outdoor vehicle presentations with food and music on the beautiful grounds of the Music Hall, and organ demonstrations in the Music Hall. The Great Organ of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall has a distinguished history. Built in 1863 for the Boston Music Hall, it was the first concert organ in the United States. It soon became the musical pride of Boston.

Family Architectural History Hunt

Visit the Wenham Museum to pick-up a booklet for this Architectural History Hunt! Looking through the book of Benjamin Conant photographs, the hunt will lead you on a walk from the museum to Larch Row to find buildings that have survived, spaces where some are missing, styles of buildings, roofs and windows, changes to structures and new structures that have been added. You'll be surprised by what you can find!

Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

Spend time learning at the cemetery by doing a family friendly scavenger hunt! Grab the Scavenger hunt clues and directions at the Wenham Museum, then walk to the Wenham Cemetery to look for the symbols and scavenger hunt clues! Return to the museum if you wish to visit and record your success.

Macy-Colby House Open House

Visit the Macy-Colby House, an excellent example of early-American architecture. The original house was built by Thomas Macy about 1650 and sold to Anthony Colby in 1654. The structure was extensively modified by Obadiah Colby in the early 1740’s. Nine generations of Colby’s lived in this saltbox house until 1899 when it was turned into a museum in 1900.

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