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Programs and Resources

Rowayton’s Pinkney Park is home to the HR campus, which includes our headquarters in the Seeley-Dibble-Pinkney House, the Antique Tool Barn, and the Raymond Boathouse.  
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
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News and Events

A Vintage Rowayton
General Store

New Exhibit!

Opens Saturday,
ber 10th

Minding Rowayton's 


New Exhibit!

Test your knowledge of Rowayton history on our scavenger hunt! 


Raymond Boathouse

Norwalk's New Maritime Museum

Open Tuesdays
9:30 - 11:30 an
and by appointment


The Hurricane
of 1938



Sunday, Oct 22nd

4 pm

Community Center


 Video:  Rowayton's Rock Ledge Estate

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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.

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