On View Now
“Portraits from the Past”
This exhibit looks at various forms of Townsend family portraits including paintings, silhouettes, sketches, photographs, and more.
Silhouette of Captain Solomon Townsend, 1778
Silhouette of an unidentified woman and Sarah Townsend, 18th century
Sketch of Robert Townsend by Peter Townsend, 1813
Painting of Peter Townsend by John Vanderlyn, 1826
“Spies’ Nest: Revelations of Maj. John André’s Activities in Oyster Bay”
November 12, 2016
This lecture and associated exhibit discuss two recently-discovered letters written in 1779 during Raynham Hall’s occupation by the British, from Maj. John André, Benedict Arnold’s chief intelligence contact among the British, to Gen. Henry Clinton, then stationed in East Hampton, providing proof for the first time of André’s stay in Oyster Bay.
The lecture will be held Saturday, November 12 at 4 p.m. $25 members/$35 non-members
“Christmas at Raynham Hall”
December 1, 2016 – January 5, 2017
Visit during the holiday season to see the house festooned with Victorian Christmas finery. Legend has it that the Townsends were the first family in Oyster Bay to have a Christmas tree, which they proudly displayed in the window of their home.
Free with regular museum admission.