Speaker – Long Island Historian Margo Arceri and Culper Spy Expert
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7PM
1850 Bald Hill Schoolhouse, 507 Horseblock Road, Farmingville, NY 11738
Join us for an Open meeting of the Farmingville Historical Society. We are also hosting speaker Margo Arceri, Long Island historian, lifelong Strong’s Neck resident, and creator of the ultimate walking, biking and kayaking tour called “Tri-Spy.” She will be educating us on the Culper Spy Network.
Having grown up in Strong’s Neck, Margo Arceri spent time with local historian Kate Wheeler Strong, descendant of the famous Anna Smith Strong of the Culper Spy Ring. Kate, who was also the author of a series of booklets entitled True Tales of the Early Days on Long Island, shared stories from the American Revolution and the Battle of Long Island. Margo was instantly hooked, and thus began her own quest to search the hidden trails of Strong’s Neck and Setauket where the British and Patriots once roamed. This interest led Ms. Arceri to get involved with the Three Village Historical Society where she was also a committee chairperson for walking tours, a Young American’s camp director, and a school program presenter specializing in local history. Ms. Arceri served as a historical consultant in 2007-2008 for the book Ghosts of Long Island II: More Stories of the Paranormal by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, which featured stories about Strong’s Neck, Setauket and the Culper Spy Ring. Margo is currently a partner in the screenplay development of Redcoats and Petticoats, a children’s book about the Culper Spy Ring by Katherine Kirkpatrick. As former president of the Strong’s Neck Civic Association, Margo Arceri continues to live along the shoreline of Strong’s Neck where she brings Long Island’s Revolutionary War history to life.
Please complete the brief registration form below. There is no fee to attend. We have very limited seating in the schoolhouse.