Setauket and Brookhaven History Through the Murals of Vance Locke
Published by Three Village Historical Society historian, writer and photographer, Beverly C. Tyler.
Discover the stories of the indigenous people called Setalcott. Meet the farmers, ship builders, blacksmiths and millers whose lives created our communities. Get to know the Patriots, Loyalists, soldiers and spies who lived through the Revolutionary War while British forces occupied all of Long Island. Follow the clues to each mural as you explore almost 400 years of Setauket and Brookhaven history.
Vance Locke painted the mural scenes of Setauket and Brookhaven history in the Setauket School auditorium. The murals, completed in 1952, are used each year to introduce Three Village elementary school students to the stories of our rich heritage.
This 38-page book features descriptions of Vance Locke’s murals, historic photographs, maps and contemporary photographs of the historic scenes today by photographer and historian Beverly Tyler.
Down the Ways - The Wooden Ship Era
East Setauket Shipbuilders, Ship Captains, Maritime Trades and Dyer's Neck Homes
Discover the East Setauket shipbuilding area where vessels which traveled Long Island Sound, the Atlantic coast and around the world
were built. Here are the stories of the shipyard bosses, ship captains, shipyard workers and associated trades as well as the stories of the tourism era that followed. Included are stories of the indigenous people, people of color and European immigrants who worked in the homes and shipyards and contributed, often behind the scenes, to the viability of the community.
This 44-page book features Vance Locke’s murals, Pat Windrow paintings, historic photographs, maps and contemporary photographs
of the historic scenes today by photographer and historian Beverly Tyler.
Price for either book: $19.95 plus tax (total $21.67) - TVHS Members (including tax): $19.50
Books sold at the Three Village Historical Society gift shop and online at www.TVHS.org - Format: 8½ x 11 Soft Cover
Ready to explore your local history and environment? Contact us!
Bev Tyler: 631-928-9534
Three Village Historical Society: 631-751-3730
PO Box 96
East Setauket, Long Island
New York 11733