On March 31st, the Friends of Grant Cottage held their Annual Meeting at Saratoga Spa State Park. The meeting is held every spring to discuss the financial standing of the Cottage and their achievements from the previous year, as well as news and special events for the upcoming season. [Read more…] about Friends of Grant Cottage Marking 30 Years
In February, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site held a full day teacher workshop focusing on the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and famed educator, orator, and founder of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Booker T. Washington. [Read more…] about Sagamore Hill Hosts Its First Ever Teacher Workshop
The Ballston Area History Roundtable is set to commemorate Black History Month with a program entitled “Race and Prejudice in Ante-Bellum Saratoga County” on Wednesday, February 13, at 7 pm, at Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa. [Read more…] about Race and Prejudice in Ante-Bellum Saratoga County
Saratoga National Historical Park has announced a new partnership with The American Battlefield Trust and American Veterans Archaeological Recovery (AVAR) to bring veterans together to undertake an archaeological survey of the Barber Wheatfield, a historic site associated with the 1777 Saratoga battlefield, set for late Spring 2019. [Read more…] about Barber Wheatfield: Second Battle of Saratoga Archaeology Planned
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to host the 8th Annual Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
With the support of local bars, the proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s preservation efforts and restoration projects. [Read more…] about Saratoga Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl
The Saratoga Historical Society will hold their annual meeting at the Saratoga Springs History Museum (Canfield Casino on Congress Park) on Thursday, October 18 at 7 pm.
Following a short business meeting, Kyle Jenks will be appearing and performing as James Madison.
Besides being the fourth president of the United States, James Madison is commonly known as the “Father of the Constitution.” 231 years ago the constitution was signed by 39 delegates but that did not make the document official. It was the ratifying conventions of the individual states that secured our governmental system. Out of 12 ratifying conventions, (Rhode Island didn’t have one), New York’s was by far the most uncertain. [Read more…] about James Madison Portrayal Planned For Saratoga
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s next Summer Stroll is set for this Sunday, August 26th at 10:30 am, and will tour Historic Fifth & Madison Avenues with Debbie Studwell.
Discover the unique history of two of Saratoga’s grand residential streets, lined with elegant Victorian and Craftsman houses. Learn more about the architecture and historical development of this important neighborhood adjacent to the Saratoga Race Course. The tour, sponsored by Impressions of Saratoga, meets at the northeast corner of Nelson & Fifth Avenues. [Read more…] about Saratoga Stroll: Historic Fifth & Madison Avenues
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s next Summer Stroll event, Here Lies Saratoga’s Past: Greenridge Cemetery, is set for Sunday, August 5th at 10:30 am.
Leader Jan Klassovity will teach attendees about the crypts and mausoleums in Greenridge Cemetery, while exploring the history of some of Saratoga’s most prominent citizens. The tour, sponsored by LaBrake Memorials, will meet at the Sackett Gates entrance of Greenridge Cemetery on Lincoln Avenue. [Read more…] about Saratoga Summer Stroll of Greenridge Cemetery
A new book by Kim McCartney, James Richmond, and Karen Staulters, Milton, New York: A New Town in a New Nation (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018) takes a look at the growth of the shire town of Saratoga County from its first settlement on the eve of the Revolutionary War to the conclusion of the Civil War.
The book offers the story of pioneers, farmers, entrepreneurs, politicians, people of color, industrialists, mill workers, teachers, and soldiers. [Read more…] about Milton, NY: New Local History Published
The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center has scheduled two lectures, one on the history of Saratoga Battlefield and a second on Harry Howard who was among New York’s most famous 19th century firefighters
The lectures are scheduled for February 13, and March 13, 2018 at the Van Schaick Island Country Club in Cohoes. [Read more…] about Harry Howard, Battle of Saratoga Waterford Lectures Set