, Salem, MA


May 29, 2014

North Shore in Summer calendar of events


COMMUNITY HOUSE OF HAMILTON AND WENHAM: “The Music Man,” a bi-weekly concert on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m., at the Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. Sing and dance with the Community House’s Music Man. The 45-minute family concert features familiar and original tunes performed by local dad and musician Brian Doser. $5 admission per family. Details available at

WENHAM MUSEUM: “The Art of the Artifact: Art Inspired by the Wenham Museum Collection,” on view through Aug. 24 at the Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Nine New England artists have taken a closer look at the museum’s collection of vintage and antique toys and other artifacts, and have created new art that’s both bright and brilliant, and sometimes very funny. In the gallery, kids and adults make their own art and climb into a life-size version of a toy hat, which was used as inspiration for the exhibit. “The Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days: Summer Vintage Fashions,” on view May 12 to Sept. 14. Explore a century’s worth of summer fashions from the museum’s collection, and see how summer styles have changed over the years. “Create Together: Community Art,” on view through June 29. Experiment with a variety of media; learn how music, color, texture and form can help us to be happier, healthier people. Tinker with several projects and materials, and participate in additional pop-up studio times for messier or more collaborative efforts. Make a wish flag, work on a mural, play around with patterns and poems, and feed your five senses. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. 978-468-2337,

CASTLE HILL TOURS: The Great House: Revealed tours, Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour at 3 p.m.), and Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (last tour at 1 p.m.). Trustees of Reservations members: $7 adults, free for children age 12 and under; nonmembers: $12 adult, free/children. Castle Hill Landscape Tours offered Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Members: $10 adult, free/children 12 and under; nonmembers: $15 adult, free/children. Combined Great House and Estate Tour admission: $12 members, $22 nonmembers. Children’s Treasure Hunt at the Great House on Fridays, 11 to 11:45 a.m., starting June 20. A 45-minute guided treasure hunt throughout the Crane family mansion. For families with children ages 4 to 8. Members: $8 adult and child; nonmembers: $10 adult and child; $5 for each additional child. Preregistration required. Hot & Cold Tours: Behind-the-Scenes of the Great House every other Wednesday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Walk from cellar to rooftop and see the spaces that supported the smooth running of the Crane household utilizing early 20th-century technologies. Delve into closets, examine the boilers, explore the servants’ quarters, and climb a spiral staircase to the roof for one of the most spectacular panoramic views in the Northeast. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Preregistration required. All tours take place at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich., 978-356-4351, ext. 4049.

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