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
David R. Ossont and David Dampf’s new novel The Ghosts of Saratoga (Milford House Press, 2019) takes a look back at the American Revolution Battles of Saratoga.
In Ghosts of Saratoga, the fate of North America and maybe the world is at stake. It is June 30, 1777. A young scout of the Continental army watches the arrival of British general John Burgoyne and his invasion force of 8,000 men. Seventeen-year old Roland McCaffrey is a new soldier but already a skilled woodsman and crack rifleman.
Burgoyne’s plan is to cut the American colonies in two and crush the new rebellion. His army includes some of the best trained units in Europe. To stop them, the rebels must bring together inexperienced soldiers, militia and Daniel Morgan’s riflemen. [Read more…] about New Historical Novel: The Ghosts of Saratoga
Author Eric Schnitzer is set to deliver a presentation about his new book in collaboration with historical artist Don Troiani, Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative, on Saturday, August 17th at 11 am, at the Bennington Battlefield in the Caretakers House, 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls. [Read more…] about Campaign to Saratoga Talk at Bennington Battlefield
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they have renamed the State Tree Nursery in Saratoga Springs the “Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery.” [Read more…] about NYS Tree Nursery Renamed For William Fox
Dr. Albert Zambone is set to give a presentation on how Daniel Morgan helped secure the victory at the Battles of Saratoga, on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 2 pm at Saratoga National Historical Park.
By the end of his life, Daniel Morgan had variously been brigadier general of the Continental Army, major general of the Virginia Militia, a winner of the Congressional Gold Medal, a congressman, and architect of what has been called the “American Cannae” (a type of pincer military maneouvre) at the battle of Cowpens. But one of the most important achievements was to be one of the many architects of the victory at Saratoga. [Read more…] about Daniel Morgan and the Victory at Saratoga
Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs, established in 1830, has published A History of Bethesda Episcopal Church: Worship and Healing in Saratoga Springs, New York. [Read more…] about A New History of Bethesda Episcopal in Saratoga
Each year in May as part of National Historic Preservation Month, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations who in the past year have invested significant time and money to undertake preservation projects.
The Foundation is requesting nominations of projects that reflect a commitment to preserving, promoting, and reusing historic buildings and landscapes. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs Preservation Award Nominations Needed
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (along Honorary Co-Chairs Heather and Brian Straughter) are set to welcome spring with the 2019 Historic Homes Tour, on Saturday, May 11th, from 10 am to 4 pm. This event offers the rare opportunity to see the interiors of private historic homes of the East Side neighborhood of Saratoga Springs. [Read more…] about 2019 Saratoga Springs Historic Homes Tour