Raymond Boathouse Grand Opening!
The newly renovated Raymond Boathouse will be open once it's safe! Stop by and take a look at our sparkling new museum. This new year-round exhibition space will feature a wide range of exhibits and programming, including those on oystering, hurricanes, maritime disasters, sailing heroes, Native Americans, Greens Ledge and Sheffield Lighthouses, Winter on the River, to name a few.
It will also have a permanent exhibit on the ecological history of the Five Mile River, highlighting the flora, fauna and marine life that flourish in our waters, centered around a hand-painted mural. In conjunction with these exhibits and new space, we will present a range of fun and engaging programs that connect the community with our maritime history and tell the story of the Five Mile River and Long Island Sound.
This is the only maritime museum in our area. Be sure and stop by!
The crew of the oyster boat Mabel Stevens The oyster boat Kate Stevens being built around 1888
Saturday March 21, 2020
at the Rowayton Community Center
33 Highland Avenue, Rowayton
Witches in Connecticut
A lecture by The Connecticut Historical Society
Sunday, April 19th, 2020
The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence.