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.


Event Information:

  • Sat

    Greeting Card Workshop

    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.
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