Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that historic Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay has begun to conduct ‘virtual field trips’ for classes for many schools in the area to continue to highlight the stories of resiliency during the Revolutionary War from Robert Townsend and his compatriots as members of George Washington’s spy ring.
Supervisor Saladino said, “Oyster Bay Hamlet’s history is chock full of historical importance that many of our younger residents may not be aware of, and that is why I am so delighted to see that Raynham Hall Museum has found a creative solution in virtual field trips to still be able to fulfill their important mission to preserve our history and educate our children on the past. So far, over 40 virtual tours have been booked, with many more to come before the school year’s end!”
Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay is currently offering virtual field trips for free to schools to help ease educators burden coping with new distance learning options. The program is available to libraries as well, and is designed for youngsters from grades 4-11. Two programs are available at present: The Townsends in the Revolution and Standing Where They Stood, which explores the history of slavery in Oyster Bay.
For more information regarding virtual field trips offered by Raynham Hall, interested educators should reach out to Claire Bellerjeau at firstname.lastname@example.org