Wenham History

Established as a town in 1643, Wenham has lots of interesting history, from a historic cemetery to world-renowned ice preferred by Queen Victoria to women's history at the Town-owned Iron Rail site, founded in 1909 by one of the richest women in America, Helen Clay Frick. See an old budget, ballot, or Wenham post cards in person at the Clerk's window. The Clerk maintains all vital records (births, deaths, marriages) going back to the start of the town. Historic Wenham and genealogical materials can be found online in various places including:

List of Wenham Town Clerks 1644-present 

Wenham Wanderings, Home Town Notes to our Men & Women in the Services was published monthly by the Young Methuselahs and the Wenham Salvage Committee between 1943-1945. This charming war time newsletter was written for Wenham's service members to keep them abreast of all the gossip and news from home. Wenham residents also pledged to write to service members throughout the war. We have six editions published below.

If you have more information on these historical papers, please share with the Town Clerk.
We are also looking for more editions to add to our reference library. 

August 1, 1943
November 20, 1944
March 20, 1945
May 20, 1945
July 20, 1945
November 20, 1945

Town Hall Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday Closed

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984


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