"TURN" Star Ian Kahn to Join Suozzi at “Washington Spy Trail” Announcement
On Saturday, Congressman Tom Suozzi will announce that he is introducing bipartisan legislation with Congressman Lee Zeldin (R – Long Island) that would designate the George Washington Spy Trail on Long Island as a National Historic Trail. Rep. Suozzi will make the announcement at an open house at his Huntington district office that will feature numerous historic societies with people dressed in period costumes. The story of the Washington Spy Trail has been brought to life by the critically acclaimed television show “TURN” on AMC, which tells the stories of these unsung heroes. Ian Kahn, who plays George Washington in the show, will speak in support of Congressman Suozzi’s legislation at the open house.
The trail, currently on Route 25A of Long Island’s North Shore, was used by General Washington’s Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War to outfox the British. Included in the spy ring was Robert Townsend of Raynham Hall in Oyster Bay. He relayed intelligence concerning British troop movements, supplies and plots, using an extensive spy ring that included coded messages, invisible ink and an elaborate signal system.
Where: 478A Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
When: Saturday, July 29th at 12:00pm (Spy Trail announcement begins at 1:00pm)