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Topless House Gets a Hat!

Kruser Finley 001Kruser-Finley House c. 1790 Pre-FireSI LIVE-260pxFirefighters try to save the houseSI LIVE 4-260pxFlames spread to roofOn August 28, 2013, a devastating fire raged through the historic Kruser-Finley House at Historic Richmond Town. The flames took the roof and most of the second floor of the landmarked c. 1790 house. The structure lost its roof and was in sore need of repair. Before restoration work could begin the home needed a overhead protection to shield it from the rain and snow - a hat!

NARI-HIC  called us immediately after the fire...

And that's what the topless house got thanks to the generosity of the National Association of Remodeling/Home Improvement Contractors of Staten Island (NARI-HIC of Staten Island) a non-profit Trade Association of licensed and reputable contracting firms that donated their support to build the protective covering over the Kruser-Finley House.

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A Few Recent Accomplishments

Touring Group 1At Historic Richmond Town we are anchored to our mission. This means that not only the stories we tell but the way we work is rooted in mission.  If regular folks used their skills and common sense, and worked really hard, to build an extraordinary country then we can be smart and savvy, and work extra hard to build an extraordinary museum. That's why we are practical, efficient and spend our time creating popular programs that have meaning. We like to get things done. We believe if you accomplish much people will support you much.

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Raising the Roof!

Artist Scott LoBaido Paints American Home


On June 9th, 2013, members of the community came to celebrate one of the most storied homes in New York. With help from the community we have reached our target to raise $25,000 for the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House Roof Restoration. This campaign helped us match the $25,000 grant from the Richmond County Savings Foundation. The $50,000 allows us to begin the first phase of restoring this landmark home that will begin in Spring 2014.

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New and Improved Website

HRT-WelcomeBanner 260pxThose of you who have used the previous versions of this website, will find that this new 4th Generation site - affectionately dubbed "4gen4" by our diligent webmaster Andrew Schmitt - is a major improvement in style and substance.

With the wonderful assistance from the Northfield Bank Foundation we were able to work on a look and feel that is modern and clean yet still features all the traditional stuff we have in our vaults.  Our flat design and graphic style was championed by Mike from  Mike helped us define the layout, color scheme and loads of design details - right down to event and program logos.   

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Upcoming Events

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Charlie Sullivan to portray legendary American politician James Guyon Jr. at upcoming Guyon Tavern Concert Series

CharlesSullivan 120x150Charles Sullivan is no stranger to acting. This time traveling performer has appeared on stages across Staten Island, most recently as Scrooge with Shakespeare Theatre, as well as with Sea View Playwright’s Theatre, Sundog Theatre, and In the Wings.

This season, he portrays James Guyon Jr., the historic proprietor of Historic Richmond Town’s Guyon Inn and Store. Home to the legendary Guyon Concerts, the circa 1819 building serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality illuminated by candlelight and warmed by a potbelly stove.

Tavern Concert Series at Historic Richmond Town Kicks off Jan. 13

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Jan 5, 2018 - The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) at Historic Richmond Town (HRT) serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.


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