Meet Margo Arceri

Your Guide, local historian Margo Arceri

Your Guide, local historian Margo Arceri

Long Island historian and lifelong Strong’s Neck resident Margo Arceri, is the creator of the ultimate walking, biking and kayaking tour called "Tri-Spy.” Ms. Arceri developed this unique historical venture in conjunction with the Three Village Historical Society, where she was a former vice president and secretary. Having grown up in Strong’s Neck, Margo spent time with local historian Kate Wheeler Strong, descendant of the famous Anna Smith Strong of the Culper Spy Ring. Kate, who was also the author of a series of booklets entitled True Tales of the Early Days on Long Island, shared stories from the American Revolution and the Battle of Long Island. Margo was instantly hooked, and thus began her own quest to search the hidden trails of Strong’s Neck and Setauket where the British and Patriots once roamed. This interest led Ms. Arceri to get involved with the Three Village Historical Society where she was also a committee chairperson for walking tours, a Young American’s camp director, and a school program presenter specializing in local history. Ms. Arceri served as a historical consultant in 2007-2008 for the book Ghosts of Long Island II: More Stories of the Paranormal by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, which featured stories about Strong’s Neck, Setauket and the Culper Spy Ring. Margo is currently a partner in the screenplay development of Redcoats and Petticoats, a children’s book about the Culper Spy Ring by Katherine Kirkpatrick. As former president of the Strong's Neck Civic Association, Margo Arceri continues to live along the shoreline of Strong’s Neck where she brings Long Island’s Revolutionary War history to life.