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Beverly C. Tyler


Beverly C. Tyler is a writer, author, photographer and lecturer on local history. He conducts walking tours, 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 Shipbuilding Dyers Neck 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.

He writes a local history column, History Close at Hand, for the TBR Newspapers Village Times Herald. He has written more than 1,000 local history articles over the past forty years..

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. Books which include his color photographs are Walk Through History: A Guided Walking Tour of Brookhaven’s Original Settlement in Setauket published in 2005, Frank Melville Memorial Park: Seasons published in 2012, Setauket and Brookhaven History through the Murals of Vance Locke published in 2020 and Down the Ways- The Wooden Ship Era published in 2021. 

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.

Down the Ways-The Wooden Ship Era:  East Setauket Shipbuilders, Ship Captains, Maritime Trades and Dyer's Neck Homes explores the East Setauket shipbuilding area where vessels which traveled Long Island Sound, the Atlantic coast and around the world were built.

All books are 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

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