Celebrate President’s Day!
Spy Ring: An Interactive Mystery Event
Monday, February 18th at 11:00am
Registration begins February 1st
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!
You will also have the opportunity to view our NEW historical documents hung throughout the library and see the originals! They include letters written and signed by George Washington, General Burgoyne, James Madison, and Daniel Webster.
Recommended for Middle School age students through Adult. Younger children may participate, but will need the help of an adult.
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.