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Patterson Spring photo courtesy of the Saratoga Springs History Museum

Down in the Valley: Exploring the Gut

Saratoga Springs was made up of many ethnic districts. One of the most interesting is known as “The Gut” or “The Valley”, an area east

Photo courtesy of the Saratoga Springs History Museum

March 13th Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

Join librarian Dan Hubs and Irish fiddler Frank Orsini for a biographical survey of the life of John Morrissey. Born in poverty in Ireland, Morrissey

Postcard courtesy of the Saratoga Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series: Piping Rock Arson

On the night of August 16, 1954, the infamous Piping Rock Casino burned to the ground in a “mysterious” arson still baffling to this day–but

June 13th Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, “Armchair Tour of Saratoga Trunk”

On June 13th, the final installment of the 2013 Spring Series of the Brown Bag Lunch Program will focus on the popular novel, hit movie,

Brown Bag Lunch

Dunson, War Horse Program, & Gettysburg with Doubleday Mr. Post wrote the book, “Soldiers of Saratoga County: From Concord to Kabul” (2010, The History Press),

The Sanford Stud Farm was originally known as Hurricanna Stock Farm. Image provided by the Saratoga Springs Public Library's History Room

March 14th: Sanford Stud Farm

Join us for the first of our 2013 Spring Brown Bag Lunch Series with guest lecturer, Sam Hildebrandt, Jr. His talk will center on Sanford

Fall 2012 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

September 13th, 2012, kicked off our Fall Brown Bag Lunch Series with Local History Librarian Teri Blasko’s talk on Saratoga’s Floral Fetes. September in Saratoga

June 14 Brown Bag Lunch

In our final Spring Brown Bag Lunch lecture, Gloria May, a local-history enthusiast, will share pictures and stories of the many notable Saratoga residents who

Walking Tour Guides Needed!

The Visitor’s Center is currently looking for Tour Guides for our 2012 season which begins the first week of July.  Our “History, Legends, Lore &

May 10 Brown Bag Lunch

  “A Visit from President Grant” Steve Trimm, a researcher and educator of Ulysses S. Grant, will present a living history of our 18th President,