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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

'Evenings at Hale: Turning Out Spies' (And don't forget New Haven's ties to Nathan Hale)

COVENTRY - Connecticut Landmarks’ Nathan Hale Homestead will present Evenings at Hale: Turning Out Spies at 6 or 8 p.m. July 3, according to a release.

"Discover true stories of how George Washington turned out spies that led to victory in the American Revolutionary War," the release said.

"Take a turn at utilizing various espionage techniques," in an event that takes place at the birthplace of America’s first spy, Nathan Hale. Hale also was a graduate of Yale University.

There will be two tours offered each evening, the first beginning at and the second at 8 p.m., the release said Admission is $25 or $20 for CTL members, which includes refreshments. Reservations required, call (860) 742-6917 for reservations.

About the Nathan Hale Homestead (the release said)
"Nathan Hale Homestead is the birthplace of Connecticut’s State Hero, Nathan Hale, who was hanged as a spy during the Revolutionary War. The house, built in 1776, belonged to Nathan’s parents and family, and is located on the only site he ever called home. Its furnishings include several Hale family possessions and other collections amassed by Connecticut lawyer and philanthropist George Dudley Seymour, who purchased the Homestead in 1914 and began a program of restoration that is largely preserved today. The Hale Homestead is situated on 17 acres, adjoining the 1500-acre Nathan Hale State Forest, lending to the site’s substantial rural
character."

 
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