Samuel Townsend: Colonial Merchant

Distance Learning & School Tours

2nd Grade, 40 minutes

This 40-minute program developed especially for 2nd graders features virtual views of our 18th century interpreted rooms and reveals how Samuel Townsend prospered as a ship-owning merchant during the mid-1700s. Students are engaged through frequent Q & A and special “show and tell” moments explaining Colonial-era objects. Topics of community life, agriculture, trans-Atlantic shipping and commerce come alive through this special virtual program on the Townsend family of Oyster Bay.

This fall we re pleased to offer these turnkey virtual programs, again! Each program is $4 per student, with no more than 2 classes per virtual program. Scholarships are available to Title 1 recipients, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so please contact us as soon as possible if your school qualifies for financial assistance.

Email Claire Bellerjeau at to schedule a program or for more information.