On the Calendar

Crafts During Covid
Have you been creative during the pandemic?
 
Please share your images with us and see what others have been up to.
Please email us
your images!  
Fall Virtual
Lecture Series
Whaleboat Battles on
LI Sound 
During the Revolution
Sunday, Oct 25th
2:00 pm
Click here to get 
the ZOOM link
What the Heck is THIS? Oddities from the RHS Archives
 
 
Opens May 23, 2021
 
12:30 after the parade 
 
Raymond
Boathouse
Grand Opening

Sunday May 23, 2021
12:30 after the parade

History Book Club

 

Please note a
NEW date for this
will be determined
once the Library
reopens 

Rowayton Library

Free admission

Refreshments will be served

Programs and Resources

Rowayton’s Pinkney Park is home to the RHS campus, which includes our headquarters at the The Seeley-Dibble-Pinkney House, The Barclay Boathouse and The Raymond Marine Exhibit.  
History is all around us, but preserving it takes work. It is our responsibility to protect our historical sites for the benefit of future generations.  
Rowayton beginnings date to 1651 with transaction between European settlers and native Indians. Farmers gave way to oystermen and sea captains, and later, to industry giants.

Spotlight on...

The Raymond Boathouse
The Frank E. Raymond Maritime Museum and Boathouse was built for publisher George Palmer Putnam who owned a summer estate on Rowayton Avenue from 1861 to 1867. Although a resident of Rowayton for only a short time, Putnam’s indelible influence can still be felt today. 
Enormous thanks to Rowayton Gardener Pamela Proctor and Mike Mushak of Tulip Tree Site Design for their generous donations of design, energy, and time to create this beautiful new entrance to the Boathouse.
Contribute to Our New Exhibit Space
at the Raymond Boathouse

 Video: Rock Ledge

Header Image

Packet Day at the Five Mile River” was painted by George Avison in 1937 with funding from the WPA Federal Art Project. It was restored circa 1986.

 

Non COVID hours: Tues 9:30-12

and by appointment.

Closed in August

177 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853 | (203) 831-0136