2017 Spring Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series


12:00 PM — April 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series: The History of the Saratoga Chip


Speaker:  Alan Richer, local Saratoga Chip historian and collector

Mr. Richer will speak on the origins of the Saratoga Chip as well as some of the mythology surrounding the invention of the potato chip.  In addition, he will discuss the people most closely associated with the development of this favorite snack food.  Mr. Richer will present the history and chronology of the Saratoga Chip as well as share an illustrated presentation of his extensive collection of chip memorabilia and collectibles.  Mr. Richer will also provide some actual items from his collection allowing the audience to have hands on experience with Saratoga’s claim to fame as “Home to the Potato Chip.”

This FREE event takes place on Thursday, April 6, 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