Three Village Historical Society
"Preserving Our Community's Shared Heritage"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2011
The Three Village Historical Society's 2011 Spirits Tour Examines the Motivations of Revolutionary War Rebels in Setauket
2011 Spirits Tour: Saturday evening, October 22, 2011
Spirits Tour Rain Date: Saturday evening, October 29, 2011
Young Historian Tours: 4:45, 5:00, 5:15pm
Evening Tours: 5:30, 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00pm
On Saturday evening, October 22nd, the 2011 Spirits Tour will explore the motivations and deeds of men and women who contributed to the rebel cause in Revolutionary War Setauket. The theme for this year's tour is: Sung and Unsung Patriots: The Private Lives of Public People. Our "Spirits" were members of the Culper Spy Ring, their family, and associates. Local history has recognized the public roles of these individuals, but the 2011 Spirits Tour will expose the personal connections, motivations, and deeds that contributed to these public roles. Sung and unsung patriots, these individuals risked their lives to assure the victory for the Rebel cause. Sixteen costumed characters will relate their individual stories of the life and times of Revolutionary War Setauket while considering the spectrum political opinion during and following the Revolutionary War and the issue of slavery in the post-Revolutionary War era.
Guests will tour the historic cemeteries of the Setauket Presbyterian and Caroline Churches. Here, they will meet the "Spirits" of our sung and unsung patriots. Each tour lasts 1.5-2 hours. Tours depart from the Caroline Church Community Building on Caroline Ave, Setauket, NY. The Young Historian's Tour, geared towards school-aged children, will start during daytime hours (tours depart at 4:45pm, 5:00pm, and 5:15pm). Evening tours begin at 5:30pm and depart every 15 minutes. The last tour of the evening begins at 8:00pm.
The Spirits Tour is a fundraiser for the Society's educational programs. Pre-registration is strongly recommended for this event. Pre-registration ticket prices are $10.00 per Young Historian (parent's are free with the purchase of a child's ticket), $15.00 per TVHS member, and $18.00 per non-member. To pre-register for the 2011 Spirits Tour, please visit our website: http://www.tvhs.org/spiritstour.html. Tickets may also be purchased the night of the event at the Caroline Church Community Building. Tickets prices on the night of the event are $13.00 per Young Historian (parent's are free with the purchase of a child's ticket), $18.00 per TVHS member, and $21.00 per non-member.
For additional information, contact the Three Village Historical Society at 751-3730 or visit their website: www.TVHS.org
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93 North Country Road, Setauket, NY 11733 * Phone 631-751-3730 Fax 631-751-3936
Mailing Address: PO Box 76, East Setauket, NY 11733-0076
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.TVHS.org