The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to host its second presentation on Saratoga gangsters with Greg Veitch on Thursday, February 27th. Veitch’s book A Gangster’s Paradise: Saratoga Springs from Prohibition to Kefauver recalls of a time of bootleggers and shootouts, raids and gambling dens, murder, and political payoffs in Saratoga Springs. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs: A Gangster’s Paradise
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, established in 1977 to protect and preserve the architectural, cultural and landscape heritage of Saratoga, recently added three new members to its Board of Directors: Jaime Butler-Binley, Stephen Kyne, and Bill McCarthy Jr.. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs Preservation Adds Board Members
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to present “Twilight Cemetery Tour: Madness, Murder, Untimely Deaths, and Strange Coincidences,” a rare opportunity to explore Greenridge Cemetery at dusk, on Tuesday, October 29th with a knowledgeable guide. [Read more…] about Twilight Cemetery Tour in Saratoga Springs
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to offer a bike tour of the historic Saratoga Spa State Park on Sunday, September 29th at 10:30 am.
Linda Harvey-Opiteck will lead a tour of the park to explore its historic development from 1910 to the present, highlighting its significant architecture and landscape. [Read more…] about Bike Tour of the Saratoga Spa Park Architecture, Landscape Sunday
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to hold the 9th Annual Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl on Saturday, September 28.
The event starts at 3 pm at Druthers Brewing Company, 381 Broadway, and features stops at Henry Street Taproom, The Parting Glass, Sperry’s, Caroline Street Pub, and Saratoga City Tavern. [Read more…] about Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl in Saratoga Saturday
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to host its final Summer Stroll of the season, Queen Annes: Circular Street and Union Avenue, on Sunday, September 1st at 10:30 am.
Debbie Studwell will lead the tour of the area formerly home to the Young Women’s Industrial Club of Saratoga, today known as Skidmore College. [Read more…] about Saratoga Tour of Early Skidmore College Sites Sunday
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation next Summer Stroll, Saratoga’s Historic West Side with neighborhood native George DeMers, is set for Sunday, August 25th at 10:30 am. This tour will look at the restored historic West Side, also known as Little Dublin, to learn about Saratoga’s Irish and Italian immigrants who helped shape the history of this unique district. [Read more…] about Saratoga’s Historic West Side Summer Stroll
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to host the second of two special presentations on Broadway in the 1970s on Monday, August 19th at 7 pm at The Adelphi Hotel, 365 Broadway.
Carol Godette will present “Fruit of the Looms, Wranglers, & LPs: Broadway in 1976” which highlights Broadway in 1976 and the stores downtown that many still remember. [Read more…] about Broadway, Saratoga in the 1970s
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s next Summer Stroll, The Good Life, North Broadway with Samantha Bosshart, SSPF Executive Director, is set for Sunday, August 18th at 10:30 am.
Tour the famed corridor lined with grand Queen Annes built by Saratoga’s most prominent figures such as Lucy Skidmore Scribner, Fred Cluett, William B. Gage, and Senator Brackett. The tour meets at the northwest corner of North Broadway and Van Dam Street in front of Witt Construction, 563 North Broadway. [Read more…] about A Saratoga Summer Stroll Along North Broadway
Solomon Northup Day has been set for Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Willsboro School, 29 School Lane, Willsboro, from 4 to 5:30 pm.
Solomon Northup was a free black man living in Saratoga Springs, New York, who was lured from home in 1841, abducted and sold into slavery in the South. After years as a slave, he was rescued and authored the book Twelve Years a Slave. The book was the basis for the Oscar-winning film, 12 Years a Slave. [Read more…] about Solomon Northup Day Planned for July 20th