Upcoming Events

Local Area History Events – October 2019
Please visit the appropriate web sites for further information on these and other programs:

Thursday, September 26, 7 PM – Saratoga Springs History Museum at Canfield Casino Presents the Great Debate: Saratoga Springs Vs. Ballston Spa Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa competed for tourists to drink the spring waters as far back as the late 18t century. Historians Jim Richmond and Charlie Kuenzel will debate which village was the place to be in the early 1800’s. http://www.saratogahistory.org

Sunday September 29, 2019 – Friday October 4, 2019 In the Footsteps of the Ancestors: An Immersive Experience of the Colonial Mohawk Valley. Enjoy a week of unique, custom-designed experiences that will allow you to immerse yourself in the rich history of the Mohawk Valley and surrounding areas. Full week or daily experiences are available. Sponsored by Ft. Plain Museum. For more information visit the web site https://uelbridgeannex.com/calendar-of-events-in-the-footsteps-of-the-ancestors/

Monday, October 7, 7 PM –  Galway Preservation Society at Galway Town Hall  – What They Said: 25 Years of Telling Stories,” presented by Michael DeMasi, Newspaper Journalist and Author. https://galwaypreservationsociety-org

Thursday October 10,  12 noon – SSPL Brown Bag Lunch Program   City Supervisor Matthew Veitch will discuss the City’s Urban Renewal Program, including the origins of the program, how it was executed and how it shaped the modern City of Saratoga Springs. Rarely seen photos of areas of the City before Urban Renewal will be shown. H. Dutcher Community Room Saratoga Springs Public Library  https://www.sspl.org/

Saturday, October 12, 1 PM – Grant’s Cottage.  Interrupted Odyssey: Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians.  Author Mary Stockwell argues that Grant had no intention of appointing missionaries to run the nation’s many reservations  www.grantcottage.org/

Saturday October 12 – 3 & 4 PM “Autumn Walk – the Cemetery Tour” at the Malta Ridge Cemetery.  Staff of the Malta Dept of Parks & Recreation, Roy Arnold of the Malta Ridge Cemetery, Malta Town Historian, Paul Perreault and members of the Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe will introduce past residents and tell their stories. Register online at the Town Park’s website or at the Community Center. There is a fee.   https://maltaparksrec.com/info/tutorial/

Saturday, October 12 6-9 PM Schuyler House Candlelight Tour Old Saratoga Historical Association. Guides will lead visitors on short tours throughout the evening through the candle-lit atmosphere of General Schuyler’s 1777 country house. Reservations are REQUIRED. please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to your reserved time slot. https://www.facebook.com/oldsaratogahistorical

Thursday, October 17, 7 PM – Saratoga County History Roundtable – Brookside  Museum . Surgery in Peace and War Dr. Gerald Stulc will present a program on surgery in upstate New York, from the Revolutionary War to the early 20th century. https://Saratogacountyhisotryroundtable.com

Saturday, October 19, 8:30 AM-3:15 PM – Heritage Hunters Annual Conference – Schuylerville Town Hall      Skip Duett will present two workshops on DNA  and Judith Herbert will discuss researching ancestors of meager means, and using land records to prove family relationships. $30 for Heritage Hunter Members. lunch provided For more information or to register contact Carol Waldron at cwald36708@aol.com.

Wednesday, October 23, 7 PM – Saratoga Springs History Museum Annual Meeting at Canfield Casino   Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Battlefield Park Ranger and Historian Eric Schnitzer will lecture on his new book that he co-authored with world renowned artist Don Troiani: Campaign to Saratoga – 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative . http://www.saratogahistory.org/