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Exhibits Preserving Howard Sherwood: The Sherwood Family Papers in Context

A New Home in Setauket

Howard purchased the title to the "old Jayne house" in Setauket in March, 1908. The shingled saltbox house was built around 1730 for Mathias Jayne. It stayed in the Jayne family for nearly 200 years before Howard moved in and restored it to reflect the popular Colonial Revival style, purchasing antiques and installing several interior elements dated to the 18th century.