Right this moment we dive again right into a dialogue of the Culper Spy Ring, turning our consideration to the realm of Port Jefferson, Lengthy Island or, extra appropriately, its authentic incarnation of Drowned Meadow. The village of Port Jefferson is opening the Drowned Meadow Cottage Museum contained in the 18th century house of Culper ring member Phillips Roe.
Mark Sternberg, the museum’s Culper Spy Ring Historian, walks us via the main target of the museum, the background of Roe, and the deeper context of the Culper Spy ring within the Setauket space. For example, Mark’s current article in New York State Archives journal lays out documentary proof on the actions of Selah Sturdy regarding the American Revolution and spying. You’ll additionally hear about Mount Distress, Previous Man’s, petticoats, and the late, lamented AMC sequence Flip: Washington’s Spies.
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The Lengthy Island Historical past Undertaking is an impartial podcast that includes tales and interviews with individuals captivated with Lengthy Island historical past. It’s hosted by educational librarian Chris Kretz.
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