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“Long Island Spy Ring”

Lecture on Culper Spy Ring by Bill Bleyer

The free virtual lecture, hosted by Southold Historical Society, is May 22 at 11am and will be held via Zoom. Attendees are asked to register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1KE3Uy33QU6y0VLDJER-Pg

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Lecture on Culper Spy Ring by Bill Bleyer
Lecture on Culper Spy Ring by Bill Bleyer

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Jun 01, 2021, 10:00 AM

“Long Island Spy Ring”

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Southold, NY

Southold Historical Society’s Virtual Lecture

“Long Island Spy Ring”

May 22, 2021 at 11am Via Zoom

Southold Historical Society is pleased to offer a virtual presentation about “George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring” by Bill Bleyer.

Want to learn more about the Revolutionary War spy ring that contributed to the success of George Washington’s Continental Army? People like Robert Townsend and Anna Strong played an important role in the Long Island based Culper Spy Ring. Bill Bleyer’s PowerPoint lecture “The True Story of the Culper Spy Ring” separates facts from fiction and details the ingenious operation of the intelligence network that helped the Patriots win the war.

The free virtual lecture, hosted by Southold Historical Society, is May 22 at 11am and will be held via Zoom. Attendees are asked to register at www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org/events or directly to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1KE3Uy33QU6y0VLDJER-Pg. Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Bill Bleyer was a prizewinning staff writer for Newsday, the Long Island daily newspaper, for thirty-three years before retiring in 2014 to write books and freelance for the newspaper and magazines. He is coauthor, with Harrison Hunt, of Long Island and the Civil War (The History Press, 2015). He is the author of Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House (The History Press, 2016); Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon (The History Press, 2017), and Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History, (The History Press 2019).

For more information on this event or any other society programs, please call (631) 765-5500 or email info@southoldhistorical.org.

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