Local Area History Events – March 2020
Please visit the appropriate web sites for further information on these and other programs.
***Please note that many of these programs may be postponed due to concerns about illness. We strongly recommend checking with these program hosts on the day of the program to find out if the program is still on as planned, postponed, or if it may be available as a live-stream online.***
Monday, March 2, 7 PM – Galway Preservation Society at Galway Town Hall. The 200th Anniversary of the 1820 Revival in Galway. J.James Mancuso, V.P of Library Services at Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington Vermont, will chronicle the awakening launched by Asahel Nettleton, a prominent Congregational minister throughout Saratoga County and Galway in 1820. https://galwaypubliclibrary.org/gps/
Thursday, March 5, 12 Noon – Saratoga Springs Public Library. Who Wore it Better? DeWitt Clinton, George Washington, Politics & Canal Plans. David Brooks, the Education Director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, will look at the similarities and differences between DeWitt Clinton and George Washington as they navigated the waters of internal improvements in early America. Dutcher Community Room https://www.sspl.org/
Thursday, March 5, 7 PM – Galway Public Library. The Prestons of East Street: The Story of a 19th Century American Family. Local Author Alan Maddaus will discuss the lives of the seven children of Dr. and Mrs. Calvin Preston as depicted in his recently released book. 2112 East Street. https://www.galwaypubliclibrary.org/
Saturday, March 7, 10-2:30 PM – Bible Baptist Church of Galway presents Nettleton 200. Want to dig deeper into the beginnings of Second Great Awakening? This program includes three speakers on the Life and Ministry of Rev. Asahel Nettleton, who came to Galway with Dr Nott of Union College in 1820 to preach to hundreds of local residents. Program is free and Pizza will be provided for lunch. 2095 East Street, Galway, NY
Tuesday, March 10, 7 PM – Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center. The Portrait of Catherine Schuyler. Saratoga Nation Park Historian Eric Schnitzer will tell the story of a fascinating portrait of Catherine Schuyler, wife of General Philip Schuyler, painted by a traveling artist in the 1760s. Van Schaick Island Country Club. Admission: $6 nonmembers https://waterford-historical-museum-and-cultural-center/
Thursday, March 12, 12 Noon – Saratoga Springs Public Library. Winsor Brown French, the Soldier, the Lawyer, the Man. Local Tour Guide and tale teller Gloria May will share her research into the life of this fascinating Saratogian who lead the 77th Regiment of the NY State volunteers during the Civil War. Dutcher Community Room. Free tickets available at the Library https://www.sspl.org/
Thursday, March 12, 7 PM Washington County Historical Society presents “Through Susan’s Eyes”. Greenwich historian Sandy McReynolds and Hebron historian Debi Craig will present a program on the many Washington County locations where Susan B. Anthony and her family were connected. Program at the Historic Salem Courthouse Community Center on East Broadway in Salem. http://www.wchs-ny.org/events.php
Saturday, March 14, 2 PM – New York State Military Museum. Hangings, Riots and Strikes: 19th Century Mobilizations of the New York National Guard. Gary Mitchell, historian of the New York National Guard will explore the role of the New York National Guard in maintaining order throughout the social turbulence of the 19th Century. 61 Lake Ave Saratoga Springs. http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/mil-hist.htm
Tuesday, March 17, 7 PM – Greenfield Historical Society. Community Center in Greenfield Center. A Gangster’s Paradise Greg Veitch, retired Saratoga Springs Police Chief, will present his latest volume on the history of crime in Saratoga Springs entitled A Gangster’s Paradise: Saratoga Springs from Prohibition to Kefauver.
***Rescheduled – We hope to present this program in May, please check back for further updates.***
Thursday March 19 –, 7 PM – Saratoga County History Roundtable. Brookside Museum. The Other Half Genealogy Workshop. SCHR and Heritage Hunters join together to present a Genealogy Workshop. Attendees will learn the basics of internet genealogical research using records of the Saratoga County Poorhouse ca 1900 provided by Lauren Roberts, County Historian. SaratogaCoHistoryRoundtable@gmail.com
Saturday, March 21, 1 PM – Heritage Hunters at Saratoga Town Hall, Schuylerville, NY. Chris Martin, Chief of Natural and Cultural Resources for the Saratoga National Historic Park will present the results of a May 2019 dig to determine the location of troops that fought in the wheat field during the battles of Saratoga in 1777. http://saratoganygenweb.com/
Saturday, March 21, 2 PM – New York State Military Museum. The 42nd Rainbow Division and the Liberation of Dachau. Col. Richard Goldberg, 42nd Division officer, presents the combat history of the 42nd Infantry Division across Europe in the winter and spring of 1945. 61 Lake Ave Saratoga Springs. http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/mil-hist.htm
Tuesday March 24, 7 PM – Malta Branch of the Round Lake Library (Malta Community Center): Historical re-enactment of Susan B. Anthony. Linda McKenney will cover Susan’s life and her roles in Temperance, Abolition and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. 1 Bayberry Drive. Preregister at roundlakelibrary.org.
Thursday, March 26, 7 PM –Old Saratoga Historical Association at Schuylerville Town Hall. A Gangster’s Paradise. Greg Veitch, retired Saratoga Springs Police Chief, will present his latest volume on the history of crime in Saratoga Springs entitled A Gangster’s Paradise: Saratoga Springs from Prohibition to Kefauver.
Saturday, March 28, 2 PM – Schenectady County Historical Society at Mabee Farm. A Nest of Rascally Rebels: Scots-Irish Revolutionaries of Corry’s Brook. Terry McMaster, local historian of the Revolution in the Mohawk Valley will discuss the local Scots-Irish settlers who were highly rebellious toward British rule and almost to a person fought on the Rebel side during the American Revolution. https://schenectadyhistorical.org/about/