Recently, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined members of the Davis Town Meeting House Society, local elected officials, and community members in Coram for the 240th Coram Hay Burning. The Coram Hay Burning was hosted by the Davis Town Meeting House Society and the 3rd NY Regiment 1775 LI Companies. The event featured a full reenactment of the history surrounding the events of the Coram Hay Burning, camp activities for public participation and guest speakers.
“The members of the Davis Town Meeting House Society have continued to work hard to protect, preserve and share the history of Long Island,” said Legislator Anker. “I am thankful that the members continue to educate our residents on the incredible historical events that have taken place in our local community.”
The Coram Hay Burning was a mission carried out in 1780 by Major Benjamin Tallmadge during the Revolutionary War. During this mission, Major Tallmadge and his men suffered no causalities and burned 300 tons of hay that British soldiers had collected and intended to use. After burning the hay, Tallmadge and his men went on to capture Fort St. George at Smith Point Mastic. The Davis Town Meeting House Society was founded in 2012 with the purpose of preserving and sharing the history of Long Island to other members in the community. Due to the efforts of the Davis Town Meeting House Society, the Lester H. Davis House was added to the National Register of Historic Press and was designated as a Town of Brookhaven landmark.
For more information, please call Legislator Anker’s office at (631) 854-1600.