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:

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    Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

    6:00-7:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

    Don’t have a holiday wreath up yet?!  Make your own magnificent custom made magnolia door wreath. An expert floral designer will be on hand to show you how to do it. We will supply all of the tools and materials and you will leave with a beautiful magnolia wreath for your front door! Thursday, December 7th from 6 – 7:30pm light refreshments served. Fee is $45 and supports Raynham Hall Museum. Bring family and friends! Age 13+

    Please call for more information or to purchase tickets 516-922-6808.