Upcoming Events

Local Area History Events – January 2020

Please visit the appropriate web sites for further information on these and other programs.:

Friday, January 3, 7 PM  – Historic Grooms Tavern From Farms to Suburbs: Clifton Park Develops. Clifton Park Town Historian, John Scherer, will present a program on the emergence of Clifton Park from a farming community to a major and vital suburb of the Capital District. 290 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford, NY    https://www.cliftonpark.org/departments/parks-recreation-community-affairs/historic-grooms-tavern.html

 Monday, January 6, 7 PM  – Galway Preservation Society at Galway Town Hall. Harnessing Nature. The decision to build a reservoir in the Sacandaga River Valley was an unpopular but necessary project for the regulation of the upper Hudson River. Harnessing Nature chronicles the incredible journey of this undertaking. We are presenting the movie again via the CD given to us by Lauren Roberts.  https://galwaypubliclibrary.org/gps/

Thursday, January 16, 7 PM – Saratoga County History Roundtable. Brookside Museum. Show and Tell Event.SCHR members are invited to bring a family picture or historical object and share your story with the group. These short 5 minute talks are open to anyone with a story to tell. Discussion welcome. Please notify Jim Richmond and Anne Clothier in advance by e-mail so we can prepare a handout for attendees.


Saturday, January 18, 1 PM – Heritage Hunters at Schulyerville Town Hall.  Troy Orphan Asylum. Author and Local Historian Don Rittner will speak on the daily life of the children at Orphan Asylum founded by the Benevolent Society of Troy in 1833.  Don’s latest writing project is an upcoming book on the Asylum.http://saratoganygenweb.com/

 Thursday, January 23, 2 PM – Saratoga Springs Public LibraryGenealogy: Searching for Immigrant AncestorsJoin genealogist, Lisa Dougherty, and librarians Dan Hubbs and Zoe Nousiainen in the quest and search for immigrant ancestors. Library Ancestry Edition is one of several software tools that are used. Dutcher Room