Winter Wonderland

It’s Winter Wonderland at the Ward Museum all December long! Join us all month for a variety of in-person and virtual educational programs all focusing on the magical season of winter.

Our weekly Drop in Art Jr. program (Wednesdays 10-11am) will feature crafts and stories on the changing of the season and winter-based traditions. Additionally, the Wing Watch program (Wednesdays 9-10am) will embrace the winter theme as museum educators focus on common bird species found in Salisbury during the winter months and what these birds do to survive. December’s Drop in Art will feature instructions from a local artisan on making holiday wreaths for decorating your home, while the monthly Nature Journaling Club will dive into the mixture of science and art of winter.

Deck The Pond

The highlight of this year’s Winter Wonderland will be our “Deck the Pond” day on Saturday, December 4. We invite you to come out and decorate the Ward Museum’s nature trail with us for the holiday season! At this FREE, family-friendly event, guests will create three different ornaments that are nature-friendly and hang them along the museum’s nature trail for the birds and animals to enjoy! Craft together popcorn garland, pine cone bird feeders, and decorative stars made from twigs. We’ll also have take-home kits for a couple of additional winter-themed crafts, including a marshmallow catapult launcher. Additionally, guests will be able to take part in a community art project, helping museum staff create a giant snowflake from painted bricks. Seasonal refreshments will be provided to guests.

Watch all of the Winter Wonderland Drop in Art and Drop in Art Jr sessions here

Thank you to our community partners and sponsors:
Chesapeake Utilities
Community Foundations of the Eastern Shore
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority
Maryland Traditions
Salisbury University
Susan K. Black Foundation

Want to make next year’s Winter Wonderland just as special? Become a community partner!
Contact ejstewart@salisbury.edu or call (410) 742-4988 ext. 114 to help grow Winter Wonderland!


About the 2020 Virtual Winter Wonderland: Illuminating Traditions

Light is a symbol of hope, goodness, intelligence, knowledge, and joy. Light connects many holidays and traditions celebrated during the winter, where night sneaks in earlier each day. The 2020 annual Winter Wonderland event was reimagined as a 7-week celebration of winter holidays that incorporate light: Diwali, Christmas (Advent, Light Displays, and Tres Reyes Magos), Hanukkah, Yule, and Kwanzaa.