01 May Sunday May 15th 2pm-4pm
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Sunday May 15th 2pm-4pm.
At the Bayport Blue Point Library
Historian and writer Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan –
Come to our meeting/presentation and see how the Culper Ring was formed at the urging of Washington, who needed information about British troop movements in New York.
Washington and his army had fled Manhattan after the Continental Army’s disastrous loss at the Battle of Long Island, in Brooklyn, on August 28-29, 1776.
Perhaps you’ve wondered how much of the series, Turn, on the AMC television channel is factual and how much is pure fiction. It tells the story of the Culper Spy Ring that provided information to George Washington during the American Revolution.
Kaplan was the lead curator in 2010 of Setauket’s Three Village Historical Society’s exhibit.
Spies: How A Group of Long Island Patriots Helped George Washington Win the Revolution.
She has written curriculum guides for the New-York Historical Society and for Stony Brook University. She presented this program at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens in Virginia, and at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.