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General George Washington
January 29, 2018
The Culper Spy Ring had inventive ways of keeping their messages to General Washington Secret. Find out how.
January 22, 2018
I must admit, I was terrified.
What would I do if they didn’t like it? Would I keep them engaged? What happens if they eat me alive?
That’s how I felt when I went to do a series of class readings for the 4th Grade at James H. Vernon school in Oyster Bay.
I had little to w...
January 15, 2018
S G Taylor
Is Sarah (Sally) Towsend really a ghost of Raynham Hall?
January 8, 2018
Robert Townsend, also known as, Samuel Culper Junior or Agent 723, was born in Oyster Bay on November 25, 1753.
He was the son of Samuel Townsend who bought Raynham Hall on May 6, 1738.
Now here's the thing. Robert never grew up wishing to be one of the most famous spies...
January 1, 2018
When the War of Independence started in 1775, General George Washington needed all the information he could gather to understand how best to beat the British.
If Washington knew what the British were doing, he could find ways to counteract their plans and defeat them. M...
Culper Spy Codes are Go!
4th Grade Vernon School Visit