In the midst of the American Revolution, a small group of patriots secretly formed a spy ring under the direct orders of General George Washington. This group, known as the Culper Spy Ring, would ultimately change the course of the American Revolution.
The Culper’s carried intelligence and secret letters from Setauket, Long Island to Fairfield, Connecticut and the eventually to George Washington. For close to five years, the ring worked under the cover of darkness and danger so that America could be a free nation. Now it’s your turn! Based off Alexander Rose’s book, Washington’s Spies, and the new AMC smash hit, Turn, you can become a Revolutionary War Spy.
During this one-of-a-kind event, you and your secret spy ring will try to successfully inform General Washington of the Crown’s plan to ambush newly arrived French aide in Rhode Island. By using ciphers, coded letters, invisible ink and more, you must reach Washington in time!
During the event you will have an opportunity to view the Library's collection of Revolutionary War items, learn about the Revolutionary War through interesting and interactive displays, and experience old New England style refreshments and atmosphere.
This is a must-attend event for anyone who loves history and a classic New England Fall!
The program takes place on Friday, October 3rd at 7:00pm. Registration begins September 1st. You may register as a group (your own Spy Ring) or individually! This program is intended for ages 13 and older. To register, call 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.