Programs & Events

Oyster Bay Spy Walk: Can You Crack the Code?

Become a Spymaster while walking in Historic Oyster Bay! Visit 12 locations and observe the site and answer the clues. Apply the spy cypher to turn the numbers into letters. Solve the puzzle and read the secret message. Download the PDF here. Tag us while on your adventures @raynhamhall!

Spy Camp, Weeks 1 or 2

Virtual Program, Week 1: August 10-14, 10-11 a.m., Week 2: August 17-21, 10-11 a.m.
Program for ages 8 and up
Learn to become a super spy at home! Explore the history of real spies who lived in Oyster Bay and Long Island during the Revolutionary War and learn their secret spy techniques. Each week will consist of Mon-Fri, 45-minute live Zoom programs learning different historic spy codes and ciphers each day. Each live program begins at 10:00 AM on Zoom, hosted by Raynham Hall Museum’s historian, Claire Bellerjeau. Class size will be limited to only 10 participants per week. Deadline to register is August 7th. Sign up now to claim one of the limited spots! Program materials will be downloadable PDFs for participants to print at home. We will send a reminder email at 4 PM the day before with the Zoom link and the day’s materials.

Monday: Ciphers, Nathan Hale and a Newly Discovered Spy
Tuesday: André, Arnold and their Secret Book Code
Wednesday: Hidden Messages: Quills, Mask and Grills
Thursday: The Culper Spy Ring and the Culper Code
Friday: Invisible Ink: Reading Between the Lines

Week 1
Week 2
Hang Out with our Historian

Hang out with Raynham Hall Museum’s historian Claire Bellerjeau in the garden of the museum and learn about all the history that happened here!

Visits are by appointment only, weather dependent, within the Raynham Hall garden, and with social distancing at all times. Masks are required for all visitors. Household members only. Maximum group size is 8. Our garden has several benches, but guests may also bring portable chairs.

Donations are gratefully accepted! To make an appointment, email Claire Bellerjeau at cbellerjeau@raynhamhallmuseum.org.