Saratoga Events for September 02, 2014 - September 17, 2014 : Historic Events

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When: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library
"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: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Grant Cottage State Historic Site
Cost: $10.00
Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant were friends. But when Tited the General at Grant Cottage, he came as an editor assisting an author. Twain was going to publish Grant's Memoirs and he wanted the book to be perfect. His visit in June, 1885, therefore, was a business trip. When Twain left, he did not realize that he would never see his friend alive again. " Sunset On Mount McGregor" brings Grant and Twain together one last time and gives them the opportunity to put into words thoughts and feelings they did not express in June, 1885. The greatest military man and the greatest writer of their age will look back on their eventful lives and distill the lessons learned from surviving their country's darkest, most tragic and, paradoxically, most inspirational era.
When: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 until Sun, Sep 14, 2014 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga Fort Road Ticonderoga NY 12883
Watch soldiers of the Continental Army build huts at Ticonderoga just as they did 238 years ago on this ground. See exciting new research into the living quarters of these soldiers come to life in this weekend-long building project. The Ticonderoga peninsula was already an old battlefield and encampment site by the summer of 1776 when American soldiers began digging in to block a British invasion southward.
When: Today until Fri, Sep 12, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Springs City Center
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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