Raynham Hall Museum is once again open to the public with an inaugural event on Independence Day, with free admission and a free concert by the Oyster Bay Music Festival (OBMF), a classical music festival featuring highly talented and prize-winning young artists, ages 16 to 26. Celebrating a return to live music this summer, OBMF celebrates its 10th anniversary at Raynham Hall.
Raynham Hall Museum’s re-opening and inauguration of its new education center will kick off with a concert followed by an open-house with tours of the newly “re-imagined” museum and new education center in small groups throughout the event.
Visitors to the education center will see a newly-created diorama of Oyster Bay in May of 1779, when the British Queen’s Rangers left town, having cut down the Townsend orchard to build a fort on what is now known as Fort Hill. Visitors will also be entertained by demonstrations of a new smart phone-based augmented reality app, known as “Digital Tapestry,” created under the auspices of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, which features animated 18th-century-style portraits and other amazing effects.
The museum, located at 20 West Main St. in Oyster Bay, opens at noon on July 4. Admission and refreshments are free. Visit www.raynhamhallmuseum.org for details.
—Raynham Hall Museum