Today we dive back into a discussion of the Culper Spy Ring, turning our attention to the area of Port Jefferson, Long Island or, more appropriately, its original incarnation of Drowned Meadow. The village of Port Jefferson is opening the Drowned Meadow Cottage Museum inside the 18th century home of Culper ring member Phillips Roe.
Mark Sternberg, the museum’s Culper Spy Ring Historian, walks us through the focus of the museum, the background of Roe, and the deeper context of the Culper Spy ring in the Setauket area. For instance, Mark’s recent article in New York State Archives magazine lays out documentary evidence on the activities of Selah Strong in regards to the American Revolution and spying. You’ll also hear about Mount Misery, Old Man’s, petticoats, and the late, lamented AMC series Turn: Washington’s Spies.
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The Long Island History Project is an independent podcast featuring stories and interviews with people passionate about Long Island history. It is hosted by academic librarian Chris Kretz.
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