LePage Gattine Duel? In the news today is a story that Governor Paul LePage and Representative Drew Gattine are feuding over whether Gattine called LePage a racist and whether LePage left Gattine obscene voicemail as a result. At a Thursday press conference Gov. LePage said he wished it was 1825 so he could shoot Gattine.. read more →

23 Aug 2016
August 23, 2016

Culper Spy Ring Tour

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Included in our Revolutionary War Era Tour is a mini Culper Spy Ring Tour that takes us through the workings of the Culper Ring, Washington’s spies who operated during the war.  From 1776 through 1783 NYC was occupied by British Military Forces. Woven within the fabric of society were the spies who sent valuable information.. read more →

Bishop Samuel Provoost Portrait

On my tour today I had the honor of having descendants of the great Bishop Samuel Provoost. In 1775 he resigned his position at Trinity Church (The Church of England) due to his support for “the opposition”, the colonial rebellion. He moved upstate and in 1777 picked up arms to pursue the British after they.. read more →

August 27, 1776 Colonial forces retreated from Brooklyn Heights to Manhattan on a dark night with no moon.  They left Brooklyn to the North (left) of where we are in this picture and landed across the East River, about a block inland from what we can see here. Amazingly, they were able to complete the.. read more →

“The Wandsworth Genealogical History of a Tory” from the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, 4/16/1770. (Tory is the old term for Loyalist.) Found it while looking through newspapers for a different story.  Anti Church of England humor from the Whigs of NYC.  I can take a pretty good guess who the author(s) might be! The.. read more →