The True Story of the Culper Spy Ring

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Program Type:

History & Genealogy, Lecture

Age Group:

Adult

Program Description

Event Description

Learn the true story of the Culper Spy Ring from former Newsday reporter Bill Bleyer. History buffs have long been fascinated by the operation of the Long Island-based Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution, especially since the airing of the AMC series “Turn.” Over the years, there have been many legends, such as the role played by Anna Strong’s clothesline, and suppositions about how the spies operated to support George Washington’s Continental Army.  The lecture separates facts from fiction and details the ingenious operation of the intelligence network that helped the Patriots win the war.