On the Calendar

On the Calendar

Raymond Boathouse
Open Hours
Norwalk's Newest Museum
will be closed for the next few weeks until it's safe to welcome guests back. 

Masks Required

What the Heck is This? Oddities from the RHS Archives

May - April 2022 
Claude Venon 
Cards Are In!
Rowayton artist's gorgeous images now available
Big news!

We just received a generous donation of $10,000 from the Rowayton Turkey Trot!  

Now in its 11th year, the Rowayton Turkey Trot is an annual fun run held each Thanksgiving morning to raise funds for local nonprofits. We are honored to be among the esteemed group of recipients. 

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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 Video: Rock Ledge


Header Image

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.