On Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date June 5),  the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council will hold a Family History Day on the Village Green in Cutchogue. 

The day is designed to be a fun way for families and children to learn about their local history. It’s created around the 3rd New York Regiment, which will be reenacting drills & recreating an encampment from the Revolutionary War. This group is named and modeled after the regiment authorized on May 25, 1775, and comprised of men from Suffolk County. They will also be talking about our area’s involvement in the Revolutionary War. 

There will be colonial cooking demonstrations with food cooked over an open flame from 18th-Century recipes, examples of colonial textile making, including spinning and weaving, and an old Naval Balladeer will perform historic music of the late Colonial Period and the American Revolution. Tee-Pee Ted will talk about the local Corchaug Indian tribe using hands-on teaching methods. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library will be providing colonial games and offering tours of the historic buildings on the Village Green. There will also be food and raffles

The suggested donation for admission is $5. More information is online at cutchoguenewsuffolkhistory.org

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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