[NCHS-Announce] Next Scheduled Program Meeting is Sun., Feb. 11th

Den Collins, Webmaster nchs at nassaucountyhistoricalsociety.org
Sat Jan 6 12:55:00 EST 2018

SPIES! Exhibit Logo of the Three Village Historical Society
The next scheduled program meeting is:

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
“The Culper Spy Ring in the Revolutionary War”
Beverly C. Tyler
Community Church of East Williston

After George Washington suffered heavy losses at the beginning of the war, he realized that reliable information about British troop movements was vital. General Washington asked Major Benjamin Tallmadge from Setauket to organize a spy network. Now known as the Culper Spy Ring, it was most active during the years from 1778 to 1781.

Tallmadge first enlisted Abraham Woodhull (alias Culper, Sr.), who was also from Setauket. Later Robert Townsend (“Culper, Jr.”) from Oyster Bay (today’s Raynham Hall) who was living in Manhattan joined the group. SPIES! How a Group of Long Island Patriots Helped George Washington Win the Revolution is the Three Village Historical Society’s exhibition in their History Center (93 North Country Road, Setauket). The spy ring has been fictionalized in the AMC television series, Turn: Washington’s Spies.

Beverly C. Tyler is a writer, author, photographer, and lecturer on local history in Setauket. He conducts walking tours and field trips as Revolutionary War farmer and spy Abraham Woodhull and as a 19th century ship captain. Mr. Tyler has appeared on the History Channel’s Histories Mysteries production “Spies of the Revolutionary War.”

A 1778 document in the Three Village Historical Society collection that every man who stayed on Long Island after the British took control was required to sign to swear allegiance to the king.
Mr. Tyler writes a local history column History Close at Hand <http://www.historycloseathand.com/> for the Village Times Herald. He has written more than 800 local history articles over the past thirty years and his articles have been published in a number of Long Island and regional newspapers and magazines.

Check this link for information about the Three Village Historical Society exhibit SPIES! <http://www.threevillagehistoricalsociety.org/?page_id=2021>
Guests are welcome to attend; invite your friends. This program is free.
Light refreshments follow the illustrated program.

Directions: The Community Church of East Williston is located at 45 East Williston Avenue (click link for map) <http://goo.gl/03DFf8>, adjacent to the NW corner of Roslyn Road and East Williston Avenue/Hillside Avenue/Route 25B in East Williston. Enter the church parking lot from Roslyn Road or Ward Street (one block north of Route 25B). Please park in spaces closest to church (those near Roslyn Rd. are reserved) or on Ward St. Enter door on the east side for the parish hall.

Save the date for:
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
“Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote <http://nassaucountyhistoricalsociety.org/calendar.html>”
Brooke Kroeger
Farmingdale Public Library

This is presented along with the Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society.

A brief video about Brooke Kroeger’s program: The Suffragents <https://youtu.be/mH3rqhANOlY>

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