Southampton Under Siege
Following colonial defeat at the Battle of Long Island in 1776, East End residents who had rebelled against British rule were left isolated from sympathizers for the remainder of the American Revolution. Faced with the arrival of British forces, many of Southampton’s residents fled to Connecticut. Others remained, in a Southampton controlled by the British military, until the end of the war in 1783. Using video, physical displays, and an exhibit catalog, Southampton Under Siege will shed light on the history of colonial and Revolutionary Southampton, focusing especially on the men, women, and children who lived through military defeat and occupation during the American Revolution.
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