Local Area History Events – September 2018
Friday, September 7, Brookside Museum 5 pm – 8 pm – First Friday: September– Opening for Life Song, Inc. and Jian Cui. Join us for the opening of two very special exhibitions, which are part of the Saratoga Arts Council Art in Public Places Program.
Monday, September 10 7 PM , Galway Preservation Society “All the Law in the World Won’t Stop them: Crime, Gambling and Corruption in Saratoga History will be presented by Greg Veitch.
Saturday, September 15 1 PM.Heritage Hunters,Schuylerville Town HallJimRichmond and Kim McCartney will present a program based on their recently published book “Milton, New York: A New Town in a New Nation.”
Sunday, September 16 1:30 PM Malta Memories History Group Cemetery Tour.Roy Arnold will lead a tour of the East Line Union Cemetery, the burial site of several Revolutionary War veterans and early settlers of both Malta and Ballston.
Saturday and Sunday September 15 and 16.Revolutionary War encampmentat Saratoga National Historical Park commemorating the 241st anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga.Visit Stops 2 and 6 to see men, women, and children living the lives of Continental and British Army personnel who inhabited the very same ground in September and October 1777 during the Battles of Saratoga.
Wednesday, September 19 6:00 PM to 7:30 Saratoga National Historical Park, Anniversary Walk of the First Battle of Saratoga. Park Ranger and Military Historian, Eric Schnitzer, will lead the tour which will include a hike of between 1 and 2 miles over uneven ground. Meet by the flagpole in the visitor center parking lot.
Thursday September 20 at 7 pm–BAHR meeting – Simpson Methodist Church Rock City Falls. The Ballston Area History Roundtable will join with the Town of Milton Historic Structures and Places Committee to present a program on the early history of Rock City Falls and the church. Karen Staulters will present the Town of Milton’s annual Preservation Award at the meeting.
Sunday, September 23 1 PM Grant Cottage. Passing the time in Victorian Saratoga CountyWhat did local residents do for fun in the Victorian era? Join Brookside Museum’s Educational Director Anne Clothier at the Cottage to learn about the numerous fraternal groups, soirees, fairs, church socials, casinos and academies that offered entertainment and enrichment to Saratogians of long ago.