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Home of George Washington’s intelligence operative Robert Townsend, Raynham Hall is a time capsule of Long Island life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Purchased by Robert’s father Samuel around 1740 and expanded from a two-over-two farmhouse into a four-over-four town house whose land extended down to the bay and for acres all around, the Townsend family homestead was named Raynham Hall by Samuel’s grandson, Solomon, when he renovated it according to the Victorian taste of his own time, in the mid-19th century. Having shed most of its surrounding property around the turn of the twentieth century, the house’s final transformation came in the 1940s with the removal of the Victorian elements from the front part of the house, which was then restored back to its original Colonial appearance, but retaining the Victorian rear addition.

 

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    30
    Nov
    2018
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    07
    Jan
    2019

    Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Decorated for the Holidays

    Come see Raynham Hall Museum festively decorated for the Holiday season! The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the holiday season. The museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. We will close at 3 p.m. on the eves’ of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.

  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019

    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
    26
    Jan
    2019

    6:00 pmOld Westbury Golf & Country Club

    Annual Valentine’s Benefit

    On January 26, 2019, Raynham Hall Museum will host its annual Valentine’s Ball to benefit the Museum. Tickets are $275 per person or $150 for those under 35.

    The Friends of Raynham Hall, Inc., is extremely grateful to honor historian and best-selling author — Dr. Libby O’Connell — whose dedication to bringing the great stories of history to a wide audience is so inspiring. 

    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, January 26, 2019, from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

    Location: Old Westbury Golf & Country Club (former Whitney estate), 270 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury

    Dress: Festive attire in shades of red

    To purchase tickets or journal ads online, please use the button below. 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.