Summer 2015 Issue

Our Turn

History Comes Alive

By Suzanne Clavet

William & Mary’s Wren Building got its 15 seconds of fame in April when it was seen in the opening sequence of AMC Network’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies.” The show filmed at William & Mary in October 2014, as well as at several locations in Colonial Williamsburg. That footage can be seen in episodes throughout the second season. “TURN” depicts the story of America’s first spy ring, the Culper, Ring, which helped George Washington turn the tide of the Revolutionary War. Members of the cast participated in panel discussion at Phi Beta Kappa Hall in February. The event, a discussion about television, history and revolution, also featured William & Mary professors.