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Monthly Lecture Series

TVHS Lecture Series teams up with Investors Foundation to bring renowned speakers to Setauket

The Three Village Historical Society lecture series hosts prominent and emerging historians, authors, genealogists, archeologists and storytellers from around the nation and presents topics related to local history, heritage conservation, social justice, art history, and more.  For decades, TVHS public programming has provided a stimulating environment for the exploration of history and ideas that permeate the culture and community of the Three Village area, and beyond.

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will be held at The Setauket Neighborhood House .  The Lecture Series is open to the public and is free for TVHS members, though registration is required.

This lecture series is made possible by generous funding from Investors Foundation. 


New Culper Spy Ring Resources Revealed

Monday, February 20, 2023 - 7pm

New details about everyone's favorite local Revolutionary War heroes! Mark Sternberg will discuss primary sources related to the Culper Spy Ring he has uncovered in the last few years (including a new reveal). He will also talk about the importance of returning to known sources to find new details historians have missed to obtain the clearest picture yet of the Revolution in our area. 

FREE for Members.

Suggested Donation for all others.


With Author/Historian

Mark Sternberg

2/20/23 Lecture Registration


2023 Lectures

  • January 23rd with Bev Tyler

    • Saving a piece of history, The Hawkins House

    • View the recording here

  • February 20th with Mark Sternberg

    • New Culper Spy Ring Primary Sources Revealed​

  • March 20th with Rob Von Bernewitz and Bev Tyler

    • Graveyards and Cemeteries of Long Island: The Setauket Edition

  • April 17th with Barbara Russell

    • Born in Brookhaven​

  • May 15th with Ann Becker

    • Smallpox in Washington’s Army:  Disease, War and Society during the Revolutionary War

  • June 19th with Rev. Lisa Williams

  • July 17th - TBD

  • August 21st - TBD

  • September 18th with Brad Kolodny

    • SEEKING SANCTUARY125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island

  • October16th with Tara Rider

    • Our Island's Story: The Natural History of Long Island

  • November 20th - TBD

  • December 18th with John Staudt

    • Conserving Our Natural Resources: Theodore Roosevelt and his Use of Power

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