Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Decorated for the Holidays
Come see Raynham Hall Museum festively decorated for the Holiday season! The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the holiday season. The museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. We will close at 3 p.m. on the eves’ of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.
5:00-7:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
7:00 pmOld Westbury Golf & Country Club
Annual Valentine’s Benefit
On January 26, 2019, Raynham Hall Museum will host its annual Valentine’s Ball to benefit the Museum. Tickets are $275 per person or $150 for those under 35.
The Friends of Raynham Hall, Inc., is extremely grateful to honor historian and best-selling author — Dr. Libby O’Connell — whose dedication to bringing the great stories of history to a wide audience is so inspiring.
Raynham Hall provides an excellent educational experience to about 5,000 students annually who come on field trips to study the Revolutionary War. We offer free or reduced admission, and sometimes the cost of transportation, to schools that would otherwise be unable to visit, amounting to about a quarter of our student visitors.
We thank you for your continued support of our mission.
Time: Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Old Westbury Golf & Country Club (former Whitney estate), 270 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury
Dress: Festive attire in shades of red
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 email@example.com or call the Museum at 516-922-6808.
Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest
Calling all poets! Plans are underway for the 1st Annual Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest sponsored by Raynham Hall Museum and the Oyster Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Raynham Hall is home to the first known Valentine in the United States of America. At the height of the Revolutionary War, on February 14th, 1779 Colonel John Graves Simcoe, commander of the British regiment the Queen’s Rangers, presented young Sally Townsend with a poem, which read in part: “To you my heart I must resign, O choose me for your Valentine!”
It’s easy to enter this poetry contest. Write a poem on the topic of love or Valentine’s Day! Click here for the contest entry form.
There are three age categories: 4th grade – 6th grade, 7th grade – 9th grade, 10th grade -12th grade. One entry per person. Entries must be received by January 31, 2019.
There will be a first-place, second-place and honorable mention winners for each age group. Winning contestants along with their families and teachers are invited to attend an awards ceremony at Raynham Hall Museum at 4 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
11:30-2:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
12:00-4:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
6th Annual Colonial Day
FREE and open to the public. Step into the past at our sixth annual Colonial Day! Join us for a family-friendly afternoon for history lovers as Raynham Hall is filled with costumed colonial adult and child re-enactors who bring the 18th century to life with period music, colonial cooking demonstrations and musket firings! The Order of the Ancient and Honorable Huntington Militia, founded in 1653, will encamp on the grounds of the museum, immersing visitors in the life and military world of our Revolutionary forebears.
7:30 pmOyster Bay, NY
On Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. we will host a costumed parade through town! The parade will be led by ghost puppets designed by Superior Concept Monsters, Inc. Everyone (including your costumed furry friends) is welcome to join the parade! Ghostly entertainment, music, food (from Coach Grill) & drink for purchase, and more!
Route: From Christ Church Rectory on East Main Street, north on White Street, south on South Street, west on Hamilton Avenue, south on Audrey Avenue, and through the passageway to the municipal parking lot next to Raynham Hall Museum.
For more information, please check our Facebook page.
5:00 pm-7:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY
The Home Needle: 19th Century Textiles from the Raynham Hall Collection Opening Reception
The Board of Trustees of Raynham Hall Museum cordially invites you to an opening cocktail reception for our winter exhibition, The Home Needle: 19th Century Textiles from the Raynham Hall Collection, to support ongoing collections care.
Tickets: $75 per person, $60 for members
Time: Friday, December 6, 2019, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Call the Museum at 516-922-6808 to purchase tickets and for more information. RSVP by December 2, 2019.
Beautifying the home through tasteful forms of needlework was a practice that shaped the domestic roles and leisure activities of nineteenth-century women. In featuring over 40 objects from the museum’s collection, such as samplers, household textiles, costumes, and archival materials, this exhibition explores various kinds of plain and fancy needlework and how the custom was considered an essential component of a woman’s upbringing.
11:00 am- 4:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main St, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Colonial Crafts Day
Members of the Huntington Militia who demonstrate 18th Century crafts and trades will be at the museum both demonstrating and selling their craft. Come and find some unique gifts to give for the holidays – or treat yourself to something special!
The event will be held indoors and is free and open to the public!
This event is made possible through the generous support of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.