2017 Spring Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series


12:00 PM — March 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series: Ulysses S. Grant and his Saratoga Connections, 1865 to 1885


Ulysses S. Grant was America’s most famous horseman and soldier at the close of the Civil War in April 1865.  Acclaimed as the “Savior of the Union,” the commanding general of the Union army made his first visit to Saratoga in July of that year. He returned as the eighteenth U.S. President in 1869 and 1874 as Saratoga entered the Gilded Age as the “Queen of Spas.”  Grant visited again as an international celebrity in 1882 following his world tour. In 1885, the world learned of his loss of fortune, diagnosis of cancer and his race with death to complete his memoirs to provide for his family.  His final trip through Saratoga brought him to Mt. McGregor where he died in July, 1885.

The Saratoga people and places connected to Grant’s visits are brought to life through pictures and stories in this PowerPoint program presented by Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s Docent Gloria May and the Friends of Grant Cottage Site Historian Melissa Trombley-Prosch.

This FREE event takes place on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in the H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866.  518-587-3241