Events

  • Thu
    04
    Dec
    2014

    6:00 – 8:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum

    Come kick off the Christmas season with a reception for Raynham Hall Museum’s New Exhibition,
    For Friends and Family, the Folk Art Creations of Three Generations of the Family Of Cora Michalis
    Opening reception with music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m.
    $25 per person
    Reservations required. Please call 516-922-6808.

    About the exhibit:

    The artworks that form this exhibition were created by Estella Shepherd Bush, her daughter Cora Michalis, and granddaughter Helen Bonebrake.

    Estella Shepherd Bush was a self-taught artist who grew up in Argentina and then moved to Santiago, Chile, where she raised her family, channeling her artistic talents into the domestic arts, including the creation of elaborate and fantastical Christmas artworks for her friends and family. Her daughter Cora graduated from Parsons School of Design before starting her own family, catching the Christmas baton from her mother, putting her own perfectionist twirl on it and passing it to her daughters, Helen Bonebrake and Cora Thomas. They, having mastered and reveled in the family craft, are proud in turn to witness its further flourishing in the works of Estella’s great-granddaughters, Cora C. Thomas and Mia Harlock.

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  • Sat
    06
    Dec
    2014

    1:00 – 5:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum

    This event is free to the public.
    Raynham Hall Museum on West Main Street in Oyster Bay will be holding an open house on December 6 beginning at 1 p.m., featuring two visits from Ebenezer Scrooge, an exhibition of folk-art miniature Christmas trees, an exhibition of toy soldiers, and Victorian caroling.

    The exhibit consists of more than thirty miniature trees meticulously festooned with family keepsakes, created by the late Estella Shepherd Bush, her daughter Cora Michalis, and granddaughter Helen Bonebrake, and will run through Twelfth Night, on January 5. (The opening reception for that exhibition will take place Thursday, December 4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and is $25 per person). Also on exhibit will be miniature Revolutionary and British soldiers, prepared for battle, created by artist Michael Goudket.

    Ebenezer Scrooge generously has planned two visits on December 6th, the first at 1 p.m. and the second at 2:30, at which he will re-tell the classic by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, edited for brevity and as a first-person narrative. Children will add to the fun by participating in the storytelling with sound effects and shouting, “Bah, humbug!” As an intermission, at 2 p.m., Victorian carolers will drop by and cookies and cider will be offered.

    Visitors will be free to tour the museum and enjoy the holiday spirit of the past, in the present!

  • Wed
    23
    Sep
    2015

    6:00-7:30 p.m.The Union Club, 101 East 69th Street, New York, New York 10021

    soloman“The Uses of Intelligence in a Dangerous World”

    Raynham Hall will continue its espionage series at the Union Club in New York City with a reception and lecture by best-selling novelist Joseph Kanon.  He will discuss his new novel, Leaving Berlin, (2015) a thriller concerning an American expatriate who becomes an unwitting double agent of the American and East German intelligence services in the period immediately following World War II. Mr. Kanon is the author of several other best-sellers, including The Good German, made into a film in 2006 starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett.

    Reservations are required. Please call the museum at 516-922-6808 for information to reserve your spot.

  • Sun
    27
    Sep
    2015

    12:00-4:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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    Colonial Day

    FREE and open to the public. Step into the past at our second annual Colonial Day! Join us for a family-friendly afternoon for history lovers as Raynham Hall is filled with costumed colonial adult and child re-enactors who bring the 18th century to life with period music, colonial cooking demonstrations and musket firings! The Order of the Ancient and Honorable Huntington Militia , founded in 1653, will encamp on the grounds of the museum, immersing visitors in the life and military world of our Revolutionary forebears. The historic house will be brought to life with a theatrical confrontation between Patriots and Loyalists, including our own Culper spy, Robert Townsend.

    Refreshments will be served! RAIN DATE October 4th.

  • Sat
    24
    Oct
    2015

    7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771


    Halloween InvitationHalloween Party

    The Board of Trustees of Raynham Hall Museum and The Oyster Bay Main Street Association cordially invite you to join them for a Halloween Party. Enjoy music by Mad Pursuit, cocktails, beer by Oyster Bay Brewing Company, and hors d’oeuvres.

    Tickets: $125 per person including a seated buffet banquet at 7 p.m. or $75 per person for the after-party only, from 9 p.m. to midnight

    Time: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay

    Dress code: Costumes welcomed! (prizes for best costumes)

    Please call 516-922-6982 for reservations or more information

  • Sun
    25
    Oct
    2015

    12:00-2:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2015

    6:00-8:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Opening Reception

    a visit from st nicholasThe Board of Trustees of Raynham Hall Museum cordially invites you to a preview of our winter exhibition, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, with toy soldiers, dolls and doll houses, stuffed animal friends, and myriad other magical playthings, to benefit our scholarship program.

    About our scholarship program: We offer free admission each year to hundreds of students from schools that could not otherwise afford to visit. Raynham Hall’s Revolutionary War story of principled resourcefulness and action in the face of extreme adversity is particularly relevant to kids such as these, and indeed to all kids. We appreciate your help in making these programs available!

    Tickets: $60 per person, $40 for members

    Time: Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 6-8 p.m.

     

  • Sun
    06
    Dec
    2015

    2:00-3:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Children’s Holiday Workshop

    A Christmas CarolTo accompany our winter exhibit, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, on Sunday, December 6, from 2-3:30 p.m., the Museum will present a children’s workshop, including a reading of the class Dickens poem, A Christmas Carol, by Michael Goudket, who will re-enact the character of Father in the famous poem. The event will also include an ornament workshop and refreshments of cookies and cider. Participants will be welcome to tour the museum and enjoy the holiday spirit of the past, in the present!

    The children’s holiday workshop is $15 per child. Please call the museum for reservations as space is limited. 516-922-6808

  • Wed
    20
    Jan
    2016

    6:30-7:30 p.m.The Union Club, 101 East 69th Street, New York, New York 10021

    Spymasters Lecture Series: Kenneth A. Daigler

    On January 20, 2016, again in collaboration with the Union Club, we are pleased to present Kenneth A. Daigler, who will discuss his fascinating new book, Spies, Patriots and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War, published by Georgetown University Press. This event includes a cocktail reception. Tickets are $25. Please call the museum for reservations as seats are limited. 516-922-6808

  • Fri
    05
    Feb
    2016

    6:30-11:30 p.m.Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, New York

    'The Morning Walk', c.1800

    This image, entitled La Promenade du Matin, was made by Swiss engraver Alexandre Chaponnier (1753—1835) after original artwork by French artist Nicolas-Gabriel Dupuis (1698-1790). A graceful depiction of a couple on a breezy morning walk, it is also a caricature that mocks the fashion at the time for women’s dresses made of diaphanous fabric that left little to the imagination.

    Annual Valentine’s Benefit

    On February 5, 2016, Raynham Hall Museum will host its annual Valentine’s party to benefit the Museum. The evening will include silent and live auctions, followed by a sensational dinner, love songs, and an after-dinner “speakeasy” with games of chance and skill. Tickets are $250 per person or $100 for those under 35.

    Raynham Hall Museum is extremely grateful to our friends at Aboff’s Paint and JT Roselle Lighting for their generous gifts of materials used in our on-going restoration and renovation project for the museum and new Education Center, due to be completed in 2018.

    Raynham Hall provides an excellent educational experience to about 5,000 students annually who come on field trips to study the Revolutionary War. We offer free or reduced admission, and sometimes the cost of transportation, to schools that would otherwise be unable to visit, amounting to about a quarter of our student visitors.

    We thank you for your continued support of our mission.

    Time: Friday, February 5, 2016, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

    Location: Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, New York

    Dress: Festive attire in shades of red

    For tickets and information about our Benefit, please contact Theresa Skvarla, Public Relations Director, at tskvarla@raynhamhallmuseum.org or call the Museum at 516-922-6808.

  • Sat
    26
    Mar
    2016

    11:00 amRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    HE’S BACK! Raynham Hall Welcomes Back the Bunny!
    Bring your camera for the memories. Best for children ages 3-8.
    Free Event!

  • Sun
    01
    May
    2016

    2:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Family Spy Workshop

    Good spies have excellent puzzle-solving, observational and memorization skills. This workshop focuses on some of the fun ways you and your family can develop those skills.

    Tickets: $15 per spy

    Please call 516-922-6982 for reservations or more information.

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016

    2:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Family Spy Workshop

    Good spies have excellent puzzle-solving, observational and memorization skills. This workshop focuses on some of the fun ways you and your family can develop those skills.

    Tickets: $15 per spy

    Please call 516-922-6808 for reservations or more information.

  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2016

    8:30 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Sense and Sensibility

    Raynham Hall Presents: Free Outdoor Movie Nights featuring Sense and Sensibility

    We are pleased to announce the premiere of our summer Jane Austen Film Series, beginning with Ang Lee’s, Sense and Sensibility, on Thursday, June 2 at 8:30 p.m. Set in late 18th century England, the film stars Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet as two sisters whose charmingly entangled romances come to life in Austen’s brilliant novel. The film will be shown in the Museum’s historic garden.

    — Admission is free and guests are invited to bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn.
    — Concessions will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Raynham Hall Museum.
    — Blankets are encouraged. Guests with chairs will be asked to sit towards the back of the lawn.
    — Smoking, glass, and pets are not permitted.
    — The museum will be open from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for tours. Please no food or drink inside the Museum.
    — In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors with limited seating.

  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2016

    2:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Audrey or Phebe and Sarah Townsend

    Silhouette Workshop

     

    Before there were photos, portraits were often profiles cut out of black paper. Half-hour lecture and demonstration at 2 p.m. 15-minute sittings after the lecture should be scheduled in advance- please call for more information.

    Tickets: $15

    Please call 516-922-6808 for reservations or more information.

  • Thu
    30
    Jun
    2016

    5:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Oyster Bay Music Festival: Love Notes- Music and Romance

    Featuring the love stories that influenced the music.
    This is a free event!

  • Sat
    02
    Jul
    2016

    1:00-3:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Oyster Bay Music Festival: Vegetable Orchestra and Classical Goodies

    Indoor and outdoor concert for the curious of all ages
. Traditional classical music, free ice cream from Gooseberry Grove, and instruments you have probably never heard before! Children can make and play their own vegetable instruments!
    This is a free event!

  • Mon
    04
    Jul
    2016

    10:00 amOyster Bay, NY

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    July 4 Parade

    Watch the parade and come with us after the parade to the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s open house, at 20 Summit Street, and then visit Raynham Hall (house is open with special hours from 1 to 3 pm on a pay-what-you-will basis)!

  • Thu
    07
    Jul
    2016

    8:30 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Mansfield Park

    Raynham Hall Presents: Free Outdoor Movie Nights featuring Mansfield Park

    For our second installment of our Jane Austen Film Series, we are screening Patricia Rozema’s, Mansfield Park, on Thursday, July 7 at 8:30 p.m. Fanny, born into a poor family, is sent away to live with wealthy uncle Sir Thomas, his wife and their four children, where she’ll be brought up for a proper introduction to society. She is treated unfavorably by her relatives, except for her cousin Edmund, whom she grows fond of. However, Fanny’s life is thrown into disarray with the arrival of worldly Mary Crawford and her brother Henry.

    — Admission is free and guests are invited to bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn.
    — Concessions will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Raynham Hall Museum.
    — Blankets are encouraged. Guests with chairs will be asked to sit towards the back of the lawn.
    — Smoking, glass, and pets are not permitted.
    — The museum will be open from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for tours. Please no food or drink inside the Museum.
    — In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors with limited seating.

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2016

    2:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Audrey or Phebe and Sarah Townsend

    Silhouette Workshop

    Before there were photos, portraits were often profiles cut out of black paper. Come help us celebrate the birthday of Etienne de Silhouette! Half-hour lecture and demonstration at 2 p.m. 15-minute sittings after the lecture should be scheduled in advance- please call for more information.

    Tickets: $15

    Please call 516-922-6808 for reservations or more information.

  • Thu
    04
    Aug
    2016

    8:30 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Pride and Prejudice

    Austen on the Lawn: A Jane Austen Film Series 
    featuring Pride & Prejudice

    For our third installment of our Jane Austen Film Series, we are screening Joe Wright‘s, Pride & Prejudice, on Thursday, August 4 at 8:30 p.m. In this adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) lives with her mother, father and sisters in the English countryside. As the eldest, she faces mounting pressure from her parents to marry. When the outspoken Elizabeth is introduced to the handsome and upper-class Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen), sparks fly. Although there is obvious chemistry between the two, Darcy’s overly reserved nature threatens the fledgling relationship.

    — Admission is free and guests are invited to bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn.
    — Concessions will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Raynham Hall Museum.
    — Blankets are encouraged. Guests with chairs will be asked to sit towards the back of the lawn.
    — Smoking, glass, and pets are not permitted.
    — The museum will be open from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for tours. Please no food or drink inside the Museum.
    — In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors with limited seating.

    Eventbrite - Austen on the Lawn: Pride & Prejudice

  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2016

    8:30 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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    Austen on the Lawn: A Jane Austen Film Series
    featuring Emma

    For our final installment of our Jane Austen Film Series, we are screening Douglas McGrath’s, Emma, on Thursday, September 1 at 8:30 p.m. In this adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, socialite Emma Woodhouse (Gwyneth Paltrow) entertains herself by playing matchmaker for those around her. Her latest “project” is Harriet Smith, an unpretentious debutant, while Emma herself receives the attentions of the dashing Frank Churchill (Ewan McGregor). However, Emma’s attempts at matchmaking cause more problems than solutions and may ultimately jeopardize her own chance at love and happiness.

    — Admission is free and guests are invited to bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn.
    — Concessions will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Raynham Hall Museum.
    — Blankets are encouraged. Guests with chairs will be asked to sit towards the back of the lawn.
    — Smoking, glass, and pets are not permitted.
    — The museum will be open from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for tours. Please no food or drink inside the Museum.
    — In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors with limited seating.

    Eventbrite - Austen on the Lawn: Emma

  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016

    12:00-4:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Musket Firing on Colonial Day

    3rd Annual Colonial Day

    FREE and open to the public. Step into the past at our third annual Colonial Day! Join us for a family-friendly afternoon for history lovers as Raynham Hall is filled with costumed colonial adult and child re-enactors who bring the 18th century to life with period music, colonial cooking demonstrations and musket firings! The Order of the Ancient and Honorable Huntington Militia , founded in 1653, will encamp on the grounds of the museum, immersing visitors in the life and military world of our Revolutionary forebears.

    Refreshments will be available for purchase.

    Eventbrite - Colonial Day

  • Sun
    23
    Oct
    2016

    2-3:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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    Puppet Workshop

    Join us for a fun-filled Halloween workshop for children and families! Children will work alongside an artist to make their own puppets and learn how to use their puppets to craft imaginative stories. Wear your creations to our Halloween parade on October 29. 

    Materials and treats provided. 

    $15 per child. Ages 5-12. Pre-registration required.

    Eventbrite - Puppet Workshop

     

     

  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016

    6:30 pmOyster Bay, NY

    Photo: Henry Christopher 2008 NYC Halloween Parade

    Photo: Henry Christopher 2008 NYC Halloween Parade

    Halloween Parade

    On Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. we will host a costumed parade through town! The parade will be led by ghost puppets designed by Superior Concept Monsters, Inc. Everyone (including your costumed furry friends) is welcome to join the parade!

    Stay after the parade for costume contests, dining and dancing. Food will be available for purchase from the Sausage Kings food truck.

    Route: From Christ Church Rectory on East Main Street down Audrey Avenue to Townsend Park (by the gazebo), and then to Oakcliff Sailing Center (4 South Street) for the party.

    Please call Raynham Hall at 516-922-6808 or Main Street Association at 516-922-6982 for information on joining or becoming a sponsor.

     

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016

    2-3:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Maurice the Mouse

    Illustration Workshop

    Publish your own story illustrations, starring Maurice, the elusive house mouse of Raynham Hall! Learn from well-known illustrator and artist Mike Goudket, who will instruct and demonstrate the art of illustration.

    Materials and snacks provided.

    $10 per child. Ages 5-12. Pre-registration required. 

     Eventbrite - Illustration Workshop

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016

    4:00-6:00 p.m.Matinecock Lodge and Raynham Hall Museum, Oyster Bay, NY

    Maj. John Andre

    Spies’ Nest: Revelations of Maj. John André’s Activities in Oyster Bay

    In this lecture, Claire Bellerjeau, Raynham Hall’s researcher, will discuss two recently-discovered letters written in 1779 during Raynham Hall’s occupation by the British. These letters, from Maj. John André, Benedict Arnold’s chief intelligence contact among the British, to Gen. Henry Clinton, provide proof for the first time of André’s stay in Oyster Bay. 

    The lecture will be held on November 12 at 4 p.m. next door at Matinecock Lodge. Exhibition viewing and light refreshments will be served after the lecture at Raynham Hall Museum. Please call 516-922-6808 for more information. 

    — $25 members/$35 non-members for the opening lecture on November 12 at 4 p.m.

    Eventbrite - Spies' Nest: Revelations of Maj. John André’s Activities in Oyster Bay

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016

    2-3:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Greeting Cards

    Greeting Card Workshop

    Homemade greeting cards, like homemade cookies, are the best there is. Here is a chance for your young artist, to make three professional looking greeting cards using card blanks with matching envelopes. Media includes pencil, colored pencil, crayons, markers and collage. Our resident art teacher, Michael Goudket, will help the children create their own original card for whatever holiday or occasion they choose. Together, the group will work together to come up with a personal treasure that will be kept for a very long time. Parents may stay to help, or even make a card of their own.

    $10 per child. Ages 5-12. Pre-registration required.
    Eventbrite - Greeting Card Workshop

  • Thu
    08
    Dec
    2016

    5:30-7:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Victorian Children

    Etiquette for the Holidays

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have canceled our Etiquette for the Holidays class that was scheduled for tomorrow night, December 8. We will move the class to the Spring of 2017. We apologize for the short notice and we hope to see you in the Spring for our class!

     

  • Thu
    05
    Jan
    2017

    5:00-7:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    The Delights of Harmony

    Exclusive Members Event: Twelfth Night Celebration

    For our members,

    Come ring in the New Year at our Twelfth Night Celebration!
    Colonial Yuletide tunes, holiday punch and light fare will be served.

    Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. through the Eventbrite link or call the Museum at 516-922-6808.

    Eventbrite - Members Event: Twelfth Night Celebration

  • Sat
    04
    Feb
    2017

    4:00-6:00 p.m.Matinecock Lodge, 14 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Slavery in the Townsend Homestead

    This February, for the first time, an upstairs bedroom at Raynham Hall will be interpreted as Slave Quarters, acknowledging the lives and legacy of these occupants of the house, whose existence, until now, has been invisible to the visiting public.

    The opening of the exhibit on February 4 will include a presentation by Raynham Hall Historian Claire Bellerjeau, who will discuss details of the newly interpreted space. The talk will also share new discoveries, including the museum’s connection to Long Island’s earliest recorded manumission; a Townsend descendant’s fascinating recollection of an Oyster Bay man with both African American and Native American heritage, and a disturbing family connection to the brutal business of slave trading in Africa.

    The lecture will be held on February 4 at 4 p.m. next door to the Museum at the Matinecock Lodge. Exhibition viewing and light refreshments will be served after the lecture at Raynham Hall Museum. Please call 516-922-6808 for more information.

    — $25 members/$35 non-members for the opening lecture on February 4, 2017 at 4 p.m.

    Eventbrite - Slavery in the Townsend Homestead

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017

    6:30-11:30 p.m.The Creek

    Margaret Shippen

    1778 portrait of Margaret Shippen (Mrs. Benedict Arnold) dressed for a fancy ball, drawn by her friend Maj. John André, British case officer for Benedict Arnold, visitor to Raynham Hall, and hanged at 30 as a spy by Gen. George Washington in October of 1780. Collection of the Yale University Art Gallery.

    Annual Valentine’s Benefit

    On February 11, 2016, Raynham Hall Museum will host its annual Valentine’s party to benefit the Museum. Tickets are $250 per person or $100 for those under 35.

    The Friends of Raynham Hall, Inc., is extremely grateful to its honorees this year — John Collins, Rebecca Finelli and Elizabeth Watson — for their much-appreciated generosity towards the museum and on behalf of historic preservation in our community.

    Raynham Hall provides an excellent educational experience to about 5,000 students annually who come on field trips to study the Revolutionary War. We offer free or reduced admission, and sometimes the cost of transportation, to schools that would otherwise be unable to visit, amounting to about a quarter of our student visitors.

    We thank you for your continued support of our mission.

    Time: Saturday, February 11, 2016, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

    Location: The Creek, Locust Valley, NY

    Dress: Festive attire!

    For tickets and information about our Benefit, please contact Theresa Skvarla, Public Relations Director, at tskvarla@raynhamhallmuseum.org or call the Museum at 516-922-6808.

  • Thu
    06
    Apr
    2017

    5:30-7:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Etiquette Workshop

    Preparing to visit with relatives over the spring holidays? Brush up on your manners with a refresher course at Raynham Hall Museum! Young people will learn proper table manners, meeting and greeting, and how to write a thank you note. The workshop is best for ages 7 to 12. Reservations are required, and coats and ties and dresses are encouraged.

    Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017 

    Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Fee: $30 per child

    Space is limited! Please call the Museum at 516-922-6808 or

     Eventbrite - Etiquette Workshop

  • Mon
    29
    May
    2017

    11:30-1:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Memorial Day Parade and Open House

    All are welcome after the Memorial Day parade for FREE ice cream, lemonade, popcorn, old-fashioned games and music.

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017

    8:00-11:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    In Praise of Secret Agents: A James Bond Movie Festival

    Join us at Raynham Hall Museum for our second film festival hosted in our garden! This year we will be hosting, “In Praise of Secret Agents: A James Bond Movie Festival” with all proceeds going to the improvement of our garden. The evening will start with cocktails, mocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a screening of the 1963 classic with Sean Connery, From Russia with Love.

    About our event:

    -Please bring your own chairs, blankets, and a picnic (if you like). Folding chairs are available, if needed.

    -The movie will begin at sundown, approximately 8:30 p.m. Please come at 8:00 for martinis (shaken, not stirred) or a museum tour. Please no food or drink inside the Museum.

    -Smoking, glass, and pets are not permitted.

    -In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors with limited seating.

    Eventbrite - Summer Outdoor Movie: From Russia with Love

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017

    8:00-11:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    In Praise of Secret Agents: A James Bond Movie Festival

    Join us at Raynham Hall Museum for our second film festival hosted in our garden! This year we will be hosting, “In Praise of Secret Agents: A James Bond Movie Festival” with all proceeds going to the improvement of our garden. The evening will start with cocktails, mocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a screening of the 1964 classic with Sean Connery, Goldfinger.

    About our event:

    -Please bring your own chairs, blankets, and a picnic (if you like). Folding chairs are available, if needed.

    -The movie will begin at sundown, approximately 8:30 p.m. Please come at 8:00 for martinis (shaken, not stirred) or a museum tour. Please no food or drink inside the Museum.

    -Smoking, glass, and pets are not permitted.

    -In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors with limited seating.

    Eventbrite - Summer Outdoor Movie: Goldfinger

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017

    8:00-11:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    In Praise of Secret Agents: A James Bond Movie Festival

    Join us at Raynham Hall Museum for our second film festival hosted in our garden! This year we will be hosting, “In Praise of Secret Agents: A James Bond Movie Festival” with all proceeds going to the improvement of our garden. The evening will start with cocktails, mocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a screening of Casino Royale.

    About our event:

    -Please bring your own chairs, blankets, and a picnic (if you like). Folding chairs are available, if needed.

    -The movie will begin at sundown, approximately 8:30 p.m. Please come at 8:00 for martinis (shaken, not stirred) or a museum tour. Please no food or drink inside the Museum.

    -Smoking, glass, and pets are not permitted.

    -In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors with limited seating.

    Eventbrite - Summer Outdoor Movie: Casino Royale

  • Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017

    12:00-4:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    4th Annual Colonial Day

    FREE and open to the public. Step into the past at our fourth annual Colonial Day! Join us for a family-friendly afternoon for history lovers as Raynham Hall is filled with costumed colonial adult and child re-enactors who bring the 18th century to life with period music, colonial cooking demonstrations and musket firings! The Order of the Ancient and Honorable Huntington Militia , founded in 1653, will encamp on the grounds of the museum, immersing visitors in the life and military world of our Revolutionary forebears.