Local Area History Events – May 2019
Wednesday May 1, 7 PM – Charlton Historical Society One Room Schoolhouse Rick Reynolds, Town of Ballston Historian will showcase some actual historical items from this area and tell some stories of local places and events.
Friday May 3, 7 PM – Northshire Bookstore, Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Historian and SCHR member Dr. Michael Landis will discuss his book “Northern Men with Southern Loyalties.” Book signing to follow.
Monday May 6, 7 PM – Galway Preservation Society. Galway Town Hall. Lauren Roberts, Saratoga County Historian. will discuss the women’s suffrage movement.
Saturday May 11, 12-3 PM – Brookside Museum, Ballston Spa. Happy Birthday Sheep to Shawl! – Pet a sheep, make a craft, and share memories of the past 40 years of Sheep to Shawl
Wednesday May 15, 7 PM – Saratoga County History Roundtable (formerly BAHR) at Historic Grooms Tavern. “Digging Up The Past”Clifton Park Town Historian, John Scherer, will present a power point presentation on some of the more interesting experiences he has encountered in researching the history of Clifton Park.
Thursday May 16, 7 PM – Old Saratoga Historical Association joint program with the Stillwater Historical Society. At the Saratoga National Historical Park Visitors Center.Eileen Egan Mack will share stories about Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton.
Saturday May 18, 1 PM – Heritage Hunters, Schuylerville Town Hall. “Remembering the Dearly Departed.” Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts will discuss the LaRue collection, a treasure trove of 600 original documents from the late 1700’s and early 1800’s found in the attic of the LaRue family home in Charlton.
Tuesday May 21, 7 PM – Greenfield Historical Society. Community Center Greenfield Center. Pete Murphy, a docent who leads tours in Congress Park, will speak about the growth of Saratoga Springs from an Indian “secret” to the Las Vegas/Disney World in the late 1800’s.
Wednesday, May 22, 7 pm The Malta History Groupwill meet at the Malta Ridge Methodist Church. Captain Hal of the Adirondack Cruises Company will recount the story of the fascinating steam boats that sailed Saratoga Lake in the 19th century. All are welcome.
Thursday May 23, 6 PM – Schenectady County Historical Society at Mabee Farm. “’Those who make up a house’: Togaháyon, Jacob Eelckens, and the Genesis of the League of the Iroquois” William StarnaProfessor Emeritus of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Oneonta will present this program on the origins of Iroquois League. Sponsored by the New Netherland Institute.
Sunday May 26, 1 PM – Grant’s Cottage,Oliver Clarke, first Grant Cottage caretakerwas a Union Vet and Andersonville survivor. Grant Cottage tour guide Steve Trimm will portray this unsung hero, using the sergeant’s fifty-page handwritten memoir as a script.
Thursday May 30, 7 PM – Saratoga Spring History Museum, Canfield Casino. Songs from the Mountains.
Judy Cook returns again this season to tell the story of songs that traveled from Britain to the mountains of America.