“Twas the Night Before Christmas”- December 3, 2015- January 5, 2016
The 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!
On View Now
“A Discovery in the Townsend Family Papers: A Long Lost Poem by the First Published African-American Poet”
Opening Sunday, March 29th, this exhibit will examine a newly discovered poem by Jupiter Hammon, America’s first published African-American writer. A slave of four generations of Long Island’s Lloyd family of Lloyd Harbor, Hammon was the author of several sermons and only five other known poems.
“Robert Townsend, Spy for George Washington”
This exhibit examines the origins and leadership of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution. Robert Townsend, who lived and died in Raynham Hall, was George Washington’s most important spy in the Ring. The exhibit reveals how the Culper Code worked, and includes a display of Robert Townsend’s personal possessions.