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.
Oyster Bay Music Festival
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!