SOURCE: Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission

Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission

June 11, 2015 12:57 ET

Patriots, Poets and Pirates During NYS Path Through History Weekend

HAUPPAUGE, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2015) - Create your own 'Path Through History' on Long Island during New York State Path Through History Weekend June 20th and 21st, 2015. The entire state will showcase its rich and fascinating history through hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations.

Visitors with a taste for the details tucked away within the folds of history will find Long Island well worth exploring, thanks to exciting tales of early settlers, Revolutionary War spies, maritime adventures, and great advances in science, aviation and transportation. Learn something new and visit the old stomping grounds of renowned poets, eccentric artists, and ingenious thinkers at scheduled events during the weekend, or create an itinerary of the attractions and activities that interest you.

Intrigued about the role Long Island patriots played in the Revolution? Consider taking the Culper Spy Day tour where you can learn about George Washington's first spy ring. Or discover living history on a hike up Fire Island Lighthouse. If you're looking for a place to take the kids, the Long Island Maritime Museum's Pirate Festival features live entertainment and historic tales of local shipwrecks. All of this and more is packed into this year's Path Through History Weekend-see a full list of the weekend's events here.

It is difficult to pin down a simplified identity of Long Island. We aren't just a 100-mile long beach; we have a long-reaching history between the rocky north and sandy south shores.

Even after Path Through History weekend passes, the history remains. Scattered across the island are museums of all varieties: The American Airpower Museum or the Museum of American Armor works well for those with a spot of adventure. The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages in Stony Brook covers a wealth of history and contains the largest collection of horse-drawn carriages in the U.S. If you're looking to learn about President Theodore Roosevelt, the Visitor Center and Museum at Old Orchard are currently open, and Sagamore Hill, the historic home of President Theodore Roosevelt, will re-open July 13th.

So don't miss out. Take advantage of this year's Path Through History Weekend and discover the stories that interest you. 

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