The Saratoga County Poor House was established in 1827, when the county purchased land to accommodate an Alms House for “the victims of misfortune.” As the county grew, so did the number of people who needed care. The Poor House complex included a large-scale farm, schoolhouse, imposing brick residence and an infirmary.
The Saratoga County History Roundtable will host “Supporting the Poor in Saratoga County,” a free program on the 130-year history of the Saratoga County Poorhouse, set for Thursday, March 24th.
This program will begin at 7 pm and will be held at the Brookside Museum, located at 6 Charlton Street in Ballston Spa. For more information or to acquire tickets, visit the Brookside Museum website.
Marlene V Thompson says
Where were the inmates of the Saratoga Almshouse buried?