Special Collections Hosts Tours and More on Culper Spy Day

Visitors to Special Collections on Culper Spy Day, September 16, 2017.

Visitors to Special Collections on Culper Spy Day, September 16, 2017.

More than 100 visitors experienced history first-hand in Special Collections on Saturday, September 16 for the third annual Culper Spy Day. Through guided tours, they learned about the spy ring and viewed SBU’s two original George Washington letters written during the American Revolution. Read more here.

 

The Three Village area is full of hidden intrigue and evidence of how America’s first spy ring secretly provided Washington the information he needed to turn the tide of the American Revolution. Culper Spy Day is collaboration of local historical and cultural organizations that host diverse events to tell the amazing history behind the Ring. Activities throughout the community included tours, battle reenactments, colonial cooking demonstrations, musical performances, crafts and more.

Letter, George Washington to Major Benjamin Tallmadge, September 24, 1779.

Portion of Letter, George Washington to Benjamin Tallmadge, September 24, 1779.

Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, collections, historic maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
Kristen Nyitray
Posted in History, Library Outreach, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives


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