Glens Falls Events for August 23, 2014 - September 07, 2014 : Historic Events

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When: Today until Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person plus cost of general admission
Join Fort staff for a rare look inside the building where the preservation of Fort Ticonderoga began and learn about the exciting new research that is challenging long-held assumptions about the building's past. Tours begin at 1:00 pm near the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Tour duration is about an hour and a half once we assemble at the Pavilion.
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When: Today
Where: 267 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
This is Saratoga's biggest race - the one the don't want to miss - the 145th running of the $1 million Travers, the "Mid-Summer Derby" for three-year-olds at a mile and a quarter.
When: Today | 6:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs NY
Approximately 60 colonial re-enactors create “living history” military encampments on SPAC’s lawn. The re-enactors, who fire live cannons at the conclusion of the Orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, dress in period costume and offer demonstrations and discussion on life during the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars.
When: Today | 1:00 PM
Where: Grant Cottage State Historic Site
Cost: $10.00
Presented by: Maxine Getty, Pat Smith Tea, Lecture, Raffle For over two decades, Maxine Getty has researched women who participated in the Civil War. Her accurate portrayal of Mary Livermore (writer, nurse, and manager of the Sanitary Commission in the western states) provides the story of efforts to provide food, clothing, and medical supplies to soldiers in the field. The women of the Sanitary Commission raised large sums of money to support the war and were early examples of patriotic consumerism. Prior to Mrs. Getty's presentation as Mary Livermore, visitors may enjoy a glass of Julia Grant's punch and try on period reproduction hats and paraphernalia. Reservations are recommended.
When: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Front Steps of Canfield Casino, Congress Park
Cost: $5 members/$8 non-members
Join Charlie Kuenzel and Dave Patterson, owners of Saratoga Tours LLC, as they provide an educational and entertaining stroll through historic Congress Park. From the early springs and landscape architecture to the Canfield Casino and Spencer Trask Memorial, the park is a wonderful spot to explore many facets of Saratoga history. Buy 4 tours and get 1 FREE!
When: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $65 per person.
Climb aboard Fort Ticonderoga's ground transportation to approach the tactical challenges faced by generals like Abercromby, Burgoyne, Amherst, and Gates. Play out their decisions as you tour the historic hills surrounding Ticonderoga and place yourself in their shoes to see if they played their hands well as they vied for this Key to the Continent. Beginning from Fort Ticonderoga itself, travel out to the French Lines, the great 1758 battlefield. Tour the site of the sawmill, where key decisions were made in 1758 and 1759.
When: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street
Cost: $7 members/$10 non-members
Steven Engelhart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, will give a talk and slide presentation on the rustic style of architecture typified in the classic Great Camps of New York State's Adirondack Park. Often constructed with natural materials, these buildings remain harmonious with the rugged Adirondack landscape and are historic testaments to their builders from the late 19th century.
When: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $40 per person
Spend an intimate evening exploring Fort Ticonderoga's past as our museum staff guide you through the Fort recounting the many unexplained events experienced by staff and visitors over the past 100 years. Advanced reservations required. Site opens at 7:30 pm and the tour will promptly begin at 8:00 pm. Tour duration is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. $40 per person. This tour is not handicap accessible or appropriate for those who have difficulty walking.
When: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 1:00 PM
Where: Grant Cottage State Historic Site
Cost: Free
On March 1, 1885, America and the world learned that internationally renowned Civil War General and former U.S. President, Ulysses S. Grant, was dying of throat cancer. Grant had been financially ruined in the 19th Century's most infamous Ponzi scheme in 1884. A concerned and sympathetic public watched his race with death to complete his memoirs. If completed, they would provide a stable income for his suddenly impoverished family. In the setting of Grant Cottage, 1907, the drama, tragedy and eventual triumph of 1884-1885 comes to life through a collection of Grant stories told in the person of Martha Josephine Kelsey Clarke, Grant Cottage caretaker, portrayed by Melissa Trombley-Prosch. Reenactors portraying Martha's niece, Christine Curtiss, and brother, (Joseph) Samuel Kelsey, will also participate in the program. Refreshments using vintage recipes will be served.
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When: Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Where: Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Race Course will pay tribute to those who have served the country with a special ceremony. All veterans and active duty military will receive free grandstand admission with military ID.
When: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person
From puny pocket pistols to massive siege cannons and mortars, explore the legendary guns of Ticonderoga. In the twilight of the North Country summer, experience the stories of some of Fort Ticonderoga's most famous cannons. Hear the roar of muskets and cannons as their explosive muzzle flashes and lights up the night sky. Advanced reservations required. Site opens at 7:30 pm and the tour will promptly begin at 8:00 pm.
When: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Tour will meet at: SW Corner of Spring and Circular Streets
Cost: $5 members/$8 non-members
Queen Annes: Circular Street & Union Avenue. Linda Trela will tour the area formerly home to the Young Women's Industrial Club of Saratoga, which would later become Skidmore College. Learn more about Skidmore's early days and the Queen Annes along Union Avenue.Buy 4 tours and get 1 FREE!
When: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 | 1:00 PM
Where: Grant Cottage State Historic Site
Cost: Free
Three years after General Grant's death, a movement was afoot to have his birthday declared a national holiday. On April 27, 1888, a roomful of Grant admirers gathered at the renowned Delmonico's Banquet House in New York City to promote the cause. Those admirers, including former Union and Confederate generals, spoke of their love and respect for Ulysses S. Grant. Transcripts of their speeches have survived and today's Porch Chat is taken directly from those transcripts. Today's talk will be presented by Grant Cottage tour guide Steve Trimm and by his brother, the well-known regional theater actor Tracy Trimm.
When: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
"Since 1887: Saratoga's Police Department By 1887, Saratoga Springs had grown to a point where a police department was needed to ensure law and order. An act of the State Legislature created the Saratoga Springs police department on April 26th of that year, and on June 1st, eight men marked their first official work day in the new department. Come hear Saratoga Springs' Police Chief Greg Veitch talk about this unique part of our city's history. The Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series is a monthly, hour-long program presented in partnership by the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center and the Saratoga Springs Public Library. This event is conducted in the Dutcher Community Room located on the main floor of the library. This program is free and open to the public and begins promptly at noon. Tea and coffee are provided. For more information please contact the Visitor Center at 518-587-3241.
When: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga Fort Road Ticonderoga NY 12883
Fort Ticonderoga presents Homeschool Day at Fort Ticonderoga. Homeschool groups are invited to join us for a day exclusively reserved for them. Spend a day at Fort Ticonderoga and take part in a series of programs designed for homeschool families.
When: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga Fort Road Ticonderoga NY 12883
The Lake Series: Lake George & Lake Champlain focuses on the history, geography, culture, ecology and current issues related to these magnificent lakes that are so integral to Fort Ticonderoga. Attendees learn about these topics through three strands: history, arts/culture, and ecology/current issues. The series takes place on three Saturday mornings during the summer of 2014.
When: Today until Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Where: Rear of Lake George Village Visitor Center, Beach Road
Cost: Adults $17; Seniors $15; Youth (13-17) $10; children 12 and under FREE with paid adult
Historic walking tours of Lake George Village cover the lake's original formation and its importance throughout the forming of our nation-specifically the French & Indian and American Revolution. Learn and see things not found on typical tourist information guides and brochures!
When: Today until Mon, Sep 1, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Springs Visitor Center
Cost: $5.00 per person under 12 FREE
What: History, Legends, Lore & More Where: Departing from the Visitor Center @ 297 Broadway When: 10:30am - 12:00pm daily from July 7th - September 1st Cost: $5.00 per person, children under 12 FREE 200 years of History in 90 minutes! Join our knowledgeable guide & taste the world famous mineral waters in Congress Park just as society's elite did in the 1800's. No reservations required.
When: Today until Fri, Sep 12, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Springs City Center
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The City Center’s lobby is filled with several local treasures for residents and visitors to enjoy this summer. Currently on display are the Saratoga En Pointe ballet shoes and the “Saratoga Surrender” bronze on loan from the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield. The newest edition to the space is a harness racing exhibit from the Saratoga Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Admission in free.
When: Today until Fri, Sep 12, 2014
Where: Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York
The City Center is pleased to announce the opening of the beautiful exhibit, “Here Comes the Bride.” The exhibit which includes three gowns from the mid-twentieth century, are on loan from The Saratoga County Historical Society at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. All are part of a collection from the Emma Willard School. Each gown is an excellent example of a specific time and design era for wedding apparel. Make sure to stop by and see these beautiful gowns!
When: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 until Sat, Oct 18, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: n/a
Can you conquer our corn maze? Share time with family and friends while exploring our unique corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Winding paths will confuse and delight young and old alike. Open weekends only starting September 6 - October 19 & open Columbus Day October 13. 10 am - 5 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm)

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