PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Joseph Lloyd Manor
Lloyd Lane and Lloyd Harbor Road
This is a free event.
For more information and to reserve: 631-692-4664
The American Revolution on Long Island by Dr. Joanne Grasso explores an island at war.
The American Revolution sharply divided families (including the Lloyds) and towns on Long Island. Washington’s defeat at the Battle of Long Island in August 1776 started seven years of British occupation. Patriot sympathizers were subject to loyalty oaths, theft of property and the quartering of soldiers in their homes. Those who crossed the British were jailed on prison ships in Wallabout Bay in Brooklyn, where an estimated eleven thousand people died of disease and starvation. Some fought back with acts of sabotage and espionage. Washington’s famed Culper spy ring in Oyster Bay, Setauket and other areas successfully tracked British movements.
Author will discuss work and sign books.
Light refreshments will be served.