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Raymond Boathouse Grand Opening! 
Fall 2021

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! 

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                     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


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Witches in Connecticut
A lecture by The Connecticut Historical Society

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

2 pm

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.