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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:

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    Valentine's Annual Benefit

    7:00 pm - 11:00 pmThe Muttontown Club, 5933 Northern Boulevard East Norwich, NY 11732

    Annual Valentine’s Bal Rouge

    The Friends and Trustees of Raynham Hall Museum warmly invite you to a Valentine’s Bal Rouge honoring Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine and Senator Carl L. Marcellino. We will have cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Dinner tablescapes will be created by renowned designers!

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 (Blizzard date: March 7, 2020)
    7:00-11:00 pm
    The Muttontown Club, 5933 Northern Boulevard, East Norwich, NY
    Festive attire in shades of red

    Tickets: $300 per person or $150 for those 40 and under.
    You can also support the Museum by purchasing journal ads. Our deadline is January 24, 2020, please contact us for further details.
    1/4 Page Ad: $300, 1/2 Page Ad: $600, Full Page Ad: $1,200

    To purchase tickets or journal ads online, please use the button below. For tickets and information about our Benefit, please contact Theresa Skvarla, Public Relations Director, at tskvarla@raynhamhallmuseum.org or call the Museum at 516-922-6808.