Lost British Forts of Long Island
August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
When the Revolutionary War broke out and New York City had fallen in 1776, the forces of the king of Great Britain developed a network of forts along the length of Long Island to defend the New York area and create a front to Patriot forces across the Sound in Connecticut. Fort Franklin on Lloyd’s Neck became a refugee camp for Loyalists and saw frequent rebel attacks. In Huntington, a sacred burial ground was desecrated, and Fort Golgotha was erected in its place, using tombstones as baking hearths. In Setauket along the northern shore, the Presbyterian Church was commandeered and made the central fortified structure of the town. Author David M. Griffin uncovers the lost history and harrowing stories of Long Island’s British forts and will be joining us to discuss this fascinating Long Island history. David M. Griffin is a practicing architectural and interior designer based in the New York area and an independent architectural researcher and investigator. Lost British Forts of Long Island will be available for purchase. Shop local!