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Brookhaven's Original Settlement

The Three Village area, which includes the hamlets of Setauket, East Setauket and Stony Brook, and the villages of Old Field and Poquott,
has more than 100 pre-Revolutionary War homes. There are many other styles here including Greek revival, Queen Anne, Victorian and modern. The Three Village area also contains many attractive village centers, village greens, parks, streams, ponds, bays, wetlands and walking trails for you to explore.



My photographs and local history articles explore these areas where native Americans first settled more than 8,000 years ago, where Revolutionary War battles took place, where a Revolutionary war spy ring operated, and where wooden ships were built that traveled all over the world during the 19th century.

In these pages you will be introduced to the educational and discovery programs that are designed for anyone who is interested in exploring this beautiful area and learning about its history.

All of my photographs of this beautiful area of Long Island are available. All profits from the sale of photographs benefit the Three Village Historical Society and the Frank Melville Memorial Foundation.

Most photographs are 8X10 matted to 11X14 and framed (simple black frame) for $50.00

Beverly C. Tyler
PO Box 96
East Setauket, Long Island, New York 11733

e-mail: BevTyler@aol.com
phone: 631-928-9534 


Welcome to Three Village local history and photographs by Beverly Tyler!


2017 West Meadow Beach Colonial/Native American WALKING TOUR
(Date and time to be determined)
Walk with Barbara Russell - Historian, Town of Brookhaven &
Beverly Tyler - Historian, Three Village Historical Society

From Native American hunter-gatherers through colonial times, West Meadow Beach and the adjacent tidal wetlands were areas used not for recreation, but as a valuable resource for many facets of life. Learn about the varied and fascinating historical resources at the beach. Artifacts from the archaeological dig and other materials and photographs will be on display. For the walk bring binoculars. Meet at West Meadow Beach Pavilion.

2017 Maritime WALKING TOURS

(Dates and information on Down The Ways Program Page) 

Walk Through Maritime History from Revolutionary War to the 21st century
All Tour begin at 2:00 PM from the Brookhaven Town Dock, Shore Road, East Setauket
If you wish a personally conducted tour for your family or group at almost anytime please e-mail bevtyler@aol.com. To take the tour yourself print out the PDF file as listed below. 

All maritime tours begin at the Town Dock, Shore Road, East Setauket

(See DOWN THE WAYS PROGRAM page for details)


2017 Walk Through History
with Farmer and Revolutionary War Spy Abraham Woodhull

 (Dates and information on Woodhull Tour Page)

All tours begin at 2:00 PM from the Caroline Church Carriage Shed, Dyke Road at the Setauket Village Green

If you wish a personally conducted tour for your family or group at almost anytime please e-mail me at

Visit the SPIES! exhibit at the Three Village Historical Society Headquarterrs and museum, 93 North Country Road, Setauket, NY. Open Sundays 1-4 PM
(See WOODHULL TOUR page for details)

Either of these tours can be scheduled at any time of the year if you wish. Scouts, home-school groups or groups of ten or more are welcome. contact: