The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to host its second presentation on Saratoga gangsters with Greg Veitch on Thursday, February 27th. Veitch’s book A Gangster’s Paradise: Saratoga Springs from Prohibition to Kefauver recalls of a time of bootleggers and shootouts, raids and gambling dens, murder, and political payoffs in Saratoga Springs.
Retired Police Chief and professor of Criminal Justice at SUNY Adirondack, Veitch will detail the history of nationally known gangsters and their connection to Saratoga including Meyer Lanky, Charles “Lucky” Luciano, and Dutch Schultz.
This event will begin at 7 pm, at The Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway. Copies of A Gangster’s Paradise: Saratoga Springs from Prohibition to Kefauver will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.
Prohibition-inspired drink specials will be available at the bar beforehand. Tickets for the program are $10 for SSPF Members and $12 for non-members. For more information or to make a reservation for our educational programs,call the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation at (518) 587-5030, email Nicole Babie, Membership & Programs Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation website.
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