On Thursday March 24 at 7pm, The Saratoga County History Roundtable and Saratoga County History Center will present a program by County Historian Lauren Roberts on the 130-year history of the County Poorhouse. The Poorhouse was established in 1827, when the county purchased land to accommodate an Alms House for “the victims of misfortune.” As the county grew, so did the number of people who needed care. The Poor House complex included a large-scale farm, schoolhouse, imposing brick residence and an infirmary.
Free tickets for this in person event are available at:
On Saturday, February 19 at 2 PM, SCHR will present a program entitled “The Lattimore Circle” by Julie O’Connor and Lorie Wies, both retired librarians with a deep interest in local Black History. They will present the saga of the Lattimore family over several generations in which they were key figures in the establishment of a viable and thriving Black community in Albany and became important links in the anti-slavery and abolition movements. They continued their influence after moving to the Town of Moreau and Saratoga Springs during the mid-19th century. Julie and Lorie will share their research on this fascinating family.
This program will be presented in the Long Room of Brookside Museum in BallstonSpa, and also available on Facebook Live.