Education    

To book a program please contact Tara Ebrahimian, Education Coordinator, at 631-751-3730 or education@tvhs.org
 

In-School Programming

 

Through interactive demonstrations and historic walking tours, Three Village Historical Society Education Department makes the exciting, vibrant history of Long Island, including General Washington's Culper Spy Ring (1778-1783), come alive for students.

 

The Three Village Historical Society offers an interactive and immersive in-school program, specifically designed for elementary and middle school students. Led by Donna Smith, a retired teacher and head of the Three Village Historical Society Education Department, and Beverly Tyler, the Three Village historian, this program can be tailored on an individual basis, to accommodate children with special needs or different age groups.

Program illustrates the importance of Long Island during the American Revolution, particularly the Culper Spy Ring, which was based out of the area and helped George Washington win the war.

STUDENTS WILL: 

  • Interpret life on Long Island under British occupation.

  • Decode actual letters written by Washington’s spies.

  • Use quill pens to write with invisible ink

  • Study maps to trace spy routes.

  • The Three Village Historical Society provides all materials related to this program.

COST:

$175/class

RUN TIME: 1 HOUR

Approximate number of students: 25
Program geared to fourth grade students and can be tailored to meet the needs of the class.

Long Island Spies of the American Revolution 

GRADES 4 AND UP

Our program for secondary students tells the story of the Culper Spy Ring using primary source documents.

The program is specifically designed to encourage students to:

  • Analyze documents to trace events from the time period.

  • Use critical thinking skills to understand decisions made by Washington and his spies.

  • Interpret historical information and draw conclusions.

  • Reflect on and discuss questions that impact leadership.

COST:

$150/class

RUN TIME: 40 - 45 MINUTES

Approximate number of students: 25

Program geared to secondary students and can be tailored to meet the needs of the class.

Long Island Spies of the American Revolution

GRADES 7 - 12

Out-of-School Programming

 

WALK THROUGH HISTORY

WALKING TOUR

GRADES 4 AND UP

Historic  walking tour that includes the area in which the Culper Spies lived and worked.

STUDENTS WILL: 

  • Explore the nature sanctuary that was once Woodhull’s farm, the Setauket Village Green, Setauket Grist Mill, Patriot’s Rock, as well as Abraham Woodhull’s gravesite.

  • Recognize naturally occurring environmental resources and observe how they were utilized in building the houses and churches of the community, as illustrated by a visit inside the Caroline Church.  

COST: 

$10 each

LENGTH OF TOUR: 2 HOURS

Teachers and up to three aides are free. Aides required for children with special needs are also free.  The cost of any other additional adults is  $10 per person. In the event of inclement weather, program is moved indoors.

INTERACTIVE TOUR OF "SPIES!" EXHIBIT

GRADES 4 AND UP

Exhibit features an overview of the Culper Spy Ring and an introduction to the spy code.

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Learn how George Washington became spymaster.

  • Be introduced to primary source documents that led to the discovery of Setauket’s Culper Spy Ring.

  • Analyze and decode spy messages.

  • Use quill pens to write with invisible ink.

  • Learn how the spies helped George Washington save the French fleet.

  • Use an interactive computer program for games and activities as well as an overview of the Culper Spy Ring.

COST:

$10 each

LENGTH OF TOUR: APPROX. 1 HOUR

This is a field trip to the Three Village Historical Society.  Transportation not included.

INTERACTIVE TOUR OF "CHICKEN HILL: A COMMUNITY LOST TO TIME" EXHIBIT

GRADES 4 AND UP

Program details the multiracial, multi-ethnic neighborhood in Setauket, which existed from the 1840s-1960s.

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Learn about this working class community and the industries that supported it

  • Have the opportunity to look at primary source documents detailing what life was like in this community in the more recent past.

  • Listen to recordings of local residents detailing what it was like to grow up on Chicken Hill.

COST:

$10 each

LENGTH OF TOUR: APPROX. 1 HOUR

This is a field trip to the Three Village Historical Society.  Transportation not included. 

Students will visit exhibit room in groups of 10 at a time.

OFFICE & GIFT SHOP HOURS

 

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

EXHIBIT HOURS

 

Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

ADDRESS

 

93 N. Country Road

Setauket, NY 11733

info@tvhs.org

Tel: 631-751-3730

  • Facebook Basic Black
  • Twitter Basic Black
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • Black Instagram Icon

Copyright © 2019 Three Village Historical Society