Thu, Jun 30|
Town of Wappinger Town Hall
Speaker Series: Patriots and Spies in Revolutionary NY with A.J. Schenkman
Spies! Loyalists! Tories! Conspiracy! Strange messages? Codes in invisible ink? Just in time for Independence Day, discover stories of the American Revolution!
Time & Location
Jun 30, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Town of Wappinger Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA
About the event
As part of our speaker series, the Wappingers Historical Society presents A.J. Schenkman, local historian and author of “Patriots and Spies in Revolutionary New York”, along with several other books pertaining to NYS and Ulster County history. Just in time for Independence Day, discover stores of the American Revolution!
Spies! Loyalists! Tories! Conspiracy! Strange messages? Codes in invisible ink?
The American Revolution was first and foremost a civil war that tore at the very fabric of families as well as society. Patriots were determined to separate from England, while Loyalists were just as determined to defeat what they saw as a rebellion. Many do not know that during several critical periods the war was almost fatally undermined by English sympathizers or in some cases opportunistic Patriots. Mr. Schenkman will share some of stories regarding important moments in New York State's history during the American Revolution
The public is invited to attend. Seating is limited. WHS member admission is free, non-member suggested donation of $5.00. Refreshments will be served. To help us anticipate attendance at this event, please take a moment to RSVP.
About A.J. Schenkman:
A.J. Schenkman is the author of several books about local and regional history. He has written for many magazines, blogs, and academic journals including numerous articles on Hudson Valley history in Ulster Magazine, The Times Herald-Record, Chronogram and on his website, Ulster County History Journal. He is a teacher in Ulster County.