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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.

 

Event Information:

  • Thu
    08
    Dec
    2016

    Etiquette for the Holidays

    5:30-7:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Victorian Children

    Etiquette for the Holidays

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have canceled our Etiquette for the Holidays class that was scheduled for tomorrow night, December 8. We will move the class to the Spring of 2017. We apologize for the short notice and we hope to see you in the Spring for our class!