Tag: American Revolution

First Valentine In The Country Given On Long Island

British Commander Lt. Col. John Graves Simcoe, while occupying Oyster Bay's Raynham Hall, sent love poems to Sarah Townsend, perhaps the very first Valentine in the country.

Revolutionary Minds: Long Island’s Signers of the Declaration of Independence

“You don’t have to go to Virginia or Massachusetts to learn the history of our Founding Fathers—they were discussing the future of the country right here!”