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History Bites: Black Rock in the American Revolution
June 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This presentation will explore the pivotal role played by Black Rock in the American Revolution. Local hero Caleb Brewster was a major player in the Culper Spy Ring, which provided General Washington with critically important information. Samuel Smedley, whose heroic actions helped advance the patriot cause, was one of the privateers sailing out of Black Rock Harbor. Learn about whaleboat warfare, the kidnapping of Fairfield’s General Gold Selleck Silliman and the courageous actions of those defending the fort at Black Rock as they responded to the British attack in 1779.
Presented by local historian and author Bruce Williams and Phil Blagys, Chair of the Black Rock Community Council History Program.
Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bagged lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.