Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” Series Features Spy Letter

Signature of George Washington, September 24, 1779.

Signature of George Washington, September 24, 1779.

The Travel Channel’s popular series “Mysteries at the Museum” featured Special Collections‘ 1779 George Washington letter in this week’s new episode, in a segment about the Culper Spy Ring. A production team and film crew visited Special Collections last November to film the historically significant document. In each hour-long episode, host Don Wildman “unearths relics from the world’s greatest institutions to reveal incredible secrets from the past.”

 

The episode will air again on Wednesday, August 8 at 7pm. For more information about Stony Brook University’s spy letters, please consult the research guide for George Washington and the Culper Spy Ring.

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
Kristen Nyitray
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