Setauket and Brookhaven History Through the Murals of Vance Locke 

Beverly C. Tyler and William B. Minuse 

A new book 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. 

Price: $19.95 plus tax (total $21.67) 
TVHS Members (including tax): $19.50

Books sold exclusively at the Three Village Historical Society
online gift shop at
Copies are limited, order now! Publication date: November 1, 2020 
Genre: Juvenile Literature     Format: 8½ x 11 Soft Cover
ISBN: 978-0-578-78036-8

Beverly Tyler is a writer, author, photographer and lecturer on local history. He is the historian for the Three Village Historical Society in Setauket, Long Island, New York. Mr. Tyler, along with the Society’s Education Committee has produced a series of virtual videos for both students and the general public.  Mr. Tyler has conducted walking tours and field trips as Revolutionary War farmer and spy Abraham Woodhull and as a 19th century ship captain. He 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 TBR Newspapers 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. 


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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