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A Book Club for History Lovers

Where history, collections, and good books meet, you'll find our brand new TVHS Book Club, generously funded by Humanities New York.


Join us for our first mMembers-only book club facilitated by Dr. Tara Rider, PhD of Stony Brook University.  Books will be provided free of charge and, tea and scones will be served at each discussion session at The Three Village Historical Society History Center, located in the Bayles-Swezey House, c. 1800 at 93 N. Country Road, Setauket, NY.


Are you ready to become a Three Village Historical Society Member and get access to exclusive programming like the History Book Club? Join today!


Reserve and pick up your book by July 15th. (CAPACITY REACHED - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!)

Our first book is "Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War" by Lisa Brooks

With rigorous original scholarship and creative narration, Lisa Brooks recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the “First Indian War” (later named King Philip’s War) by relaying the stories of Weetamoo, a female Wampanoag leader, and James Printer, a Nipmuc scholar, whose stories converge in the captivity of Mary Rowlandson. Through both a narrow focus on Weetamoo, Printer, and their network of relations, and a far broader scope that includes vast Indigenous geographies, Brooks leads us to a new understanding of the history of colonial New England and of American origins. Brooks’s pathbreaking scholarship is grounded not just in extensive archival research but also in the land and communities of Native New England, reading the actions of actors during the seventeenth century alongside an analysis of the landscape and interpretations informed by tribal history. 

Our first discussion group will be held in August, date TBD.

Limited to 15 participants per book. 


Email to be added to the waitlist, or purchase you're own copy of the book and join our discussion group.

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Winner of the 2019 Bancroft Prize: A compelling and original recovery of Native American resistance and adaptation to colonial America

“By making what we thought was a small story very large indeed—Ms. Brooks really does give us ‘A New History of King Philip’s War.’”—The Wall Street Journal

“Provides a wealth of information for both scholars and lay readers interested in Native American history.”—Publishers Weekly