Equestrian History for Everyone
Wenham Museum proudly announces the proposed creation of a gallery dedicated to the history of the horse in sport. The first of its kind in Essex County, Massachusetts, the proposed Equestrian Histories gallery will be an evolving exhibit dedicated to inspiring discovery of the rich equestrian history that helps denote Boston’s North Shore.
A diverse collection of artifacts and the exhibit design will inform the equestrian and educate the non-rider across a spectrum of age groups:
Beginning with children, the gallery will provide learning opportunities, programs, and offer engaging hands-on activities designed to teach the 6,000 year-old relationship between humans and the horse. Additional topics include physiology, preservation of open land, architecture, and the horse’s connection to military history from the Revolutionary War to the modern Olympics.
Adult equestrians and heritage visitors will learn the interconnected stories that capture the origins of the equine partnership with humankind in sport and commerce.