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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    Kids Etiquette Workshop

    2:00-3:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Kids Etiquette Workshop

    Manners matter and the holiday season is the best time for kids to brush up on their etiquette skills! More complex than the simple please and thank yous, we will cover how to set a place setting, table manners, manners while out and about, cell phone etiquette, thank you notes and how to do introductions and greetings. This workshop includes a light snack and a take-home craft.

    Date and Time: Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

    Fee: $14 per student

    Space is limited! Please register through Eventbrite or call the Museum at 516-922-6808.