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TVHS Lecture Series teams up with Humanities New York to bring renowned speakers to Setauket

Get ready to embark on a captivating journey through time with the Three Village Historical Society Lecture Series! We're not just talking about your run-of-the-mill lectures—our stage welcomes the brilliance of prominent and emerging historians, authors, genealogists, archaeologists, and master storytellers from across the nation. Brace yourself for an eclectic mix of topics, ranging from local history and heritage conservation to social justice and art history, and beyond.

For decades, the TVHS public programming has been the heartbeat of stimulating exploration, shaping the cultural landscape of the Three Village area and reaching far beyond. It's not just about history; it's about ideas that spark conversations and resonate with our community.

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will be held at The Setauket Neighborhood House. 

This lecture series is made possible by generous funding from Humanities New York. 

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Monday, June 17th at 7 pm

with Judge Gary Brown

The History of Magic and the Magic of History

Judge Gary Brown will highlight some of the colorful history of stage magic, including the work of magicians on Long Island and in the Three Villages over the past century. He will also focus on the role of history in magic, documenting and demonstrating effects and presentations that magicians have drawn from centuries of conjuring literature.

Judge Brown is an award-winning magician, inventor and magic scholar, whose work has been seen by millions on television, including an appearance on Penn & Teller's Fool Us and China’s Amazing Magicians.  He has authored six books and dozens of pieces about magic and related phenomena for The New York Times, American Heritage, Emmy, Invention & Technology, and magic periodicals. Judge Brown appeared as a commentator on magic, gambling, deception and crime on The Discovery Channel, A&E, Court TV, and National Public Radio.  You can learn more about his work as a magician at

Free to the public, pre-registration encouraged.

Donations greatly appreciated. FREE magic trick to take home for first 25 guests!

Setauket Neighborhood House

95 Main Street, Setauket NY 11733

Doors open at 6:45


Register for the June Lecture

Thanks for registering to our June Lecture. See you there!

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