Interested in the history of Saratoga and how Broadway has evolved over the years? The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is hosting two presentations at The Adelphi Hotel this August discussing Broadway in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Visit The Adelphi on Monday, August 12 at 7pm for Gloria May’s presentation, “Feather Fans, Dry Goods, & Confections: Broadway in 1874.” Guests will learn about the golden age of Saratoga Springs and explore the history of the grand hotels that lined Broadway during the city’s heyday as a destination for mineral springs and horse racing, including Grand Union Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, United States Hotel, and Grand Central Hotel. The Adelphi Hotel provides the perfect setting for this discussion, as it opened for business a few years later in 1877.
Return to The Adelphi on Monday, August 19 to hear Carol Godette discuss “Fruit of the Looms, Wranglers, & LPs: Broadway in 1976.” Guests will have the opportunity to share their own stories about Broadway in the 1970s. The presentation will take a look at various chain and local stores, as well as their storefronts, interiors, products, and owners.
Admission is $12 for the general public and $10 for members of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation. Reservations are encouraged, as seating is limited, and can be made by calling the Foundation at (518) 587-5030.