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Culper Spy Ring Presentation

  • S.I. Havens House South Ferry Road Shelter Island, NY, 11964 United States (map)

Culper Spy Ring Presentation

This Saturday, June 2, 2018
  4pm to 6pm

Havens Barn

Requested Donation $6


"General George Washington's Culper Spy Ring, based in Setauket, with spies operating in Manhattan, on Long Island and in many other locations in the theater of the Revolutionary War, was unusual for a number of reasons. These were the only spies to have an organization specifically organized by Washington and the only long-term operation provided with a specific purpose - to keep Washington informed on British activities in the city and on Long Island."

Join us this Saturday at the Havens Barn for what is sure to be a fascinating presentation by Mr. Beverly Tyler as we learn more about the intrigue and inner workings of this Spy Ring and its Long Island roots.


About the Author

Beverly C. Tyler is a writer, author, photographer and lecturer on local history. 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.

Mr. Tyler writes a local history column History Close at Hand 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.


Mr. Tyler has written Village Green Program, A Teacher's Guide, published 2002, and Discover Setauket: Brookhaven's Original Settlement, 3rd ed,. published 2003, which was accepted for use in all Three Village School District 4th grade classes. Walk Through History: A Guided Walking Tour of Brookhaven's Original Settlement in Setauket, which includes his color photographs, was published in May 2005 by the Three Village Historical Society. His most recent book Seasons is a book of his photographs of the Frank Melville Memorial Park.