Beverly C. Tyler
Beverly C. Tyler is a writer, author, photographer and lecturer on local history. He conducts driving tours, bus tours and field trips for the Three Village Historical Society to the sites of the Setauket-based Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring. Discover the stories of the men and women who risked their lives to provide intelligence to General Washington while Long Island was under British control from 1776 to 1783.
Mr. Tyler also conducts walking tours of the East Setauket Dyers Neck Shipbuilding Historic District where Sloops, Schooners, Brigs and Barks were built that sailed around the world.
Mr. Tyler has appeared on the History Channel’s Histories Mysteries production Spies of the Revolutionary War.
Mr. Tyler writes a local history column, History Close at Hand, for the Village Times Herald. He has written more than 800 local history articles over the past thirty years and his articles have been published in a number of Long Island and regional newspapers and magazines.
Mr. Tyler has written Village Green Program: A Teacher's Guide published 2002 and Discover Setauket, Brookhaven's Original Settlement, 3rd ed. published 2003, which was accepted for use in all Three Village School District 4th grade classes. His most recent books, which include his color photographs are Walk Through History: A Guided Walking Tour of Brookhaven’s Original Settlement in Setauket published in 2005 and Frank Melville Memorial Park: Seasons published in 2012.
Mr. Tyler's latest book, published, November 1, 2020, Setauket and Brookhaven History: Through the Murals of Vance Locke is the stories of the indigenous people called Setalcotts and the farmers, shipbuilders, blacksmiths and millers whose lives created our communities in Setauket, Stony Brook and in Brookhaven Town. Available from the Three Village Historical Society.
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Bev Tyler: 631-928-9534
Three Village Historical Society: 631-751-3730
PO Box 96
East Setauket, Long Island
New York 11733