Born in 1808, Solomon Northup was an African American abolitionist and musician who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841, while living with his family in Saratoga Springs. With the help of friends, Northup was rescued in 1853 and his story and experiences were the subject of his book, 12 Years a Slave, which was made into a movie in 2013. [Read more…] about ‘An Evening with Solomon Northup’ in Saratoga
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation
Throughout the 1800s and into the 1900s, Saratoga Springs was a premiere travel destination and the D&H Railway Station would be a hub of activity welcoming tourists, business people, and college students.
One station that remains is located at 117 Grand Avenue. It was originally the Adirondack Company Railway office and station and later became part of the D&H Railway’s Adirondack branch. The Foundation preserved the building and used it as its office for many years. (Read more about it here.)
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will host their final Autumn Stroll of the season “Down in the Valley: Exploring the Gut,” on Sunday, October 24th at 10:30 am. [Read more…] about Saratoga Historical Tour of ‘The Gut’ Set For Sunday
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will continue their Sunday Stroll series on Sunday, October 3rd at 10:30 am with “Mail-Order Houses of Saratoga.”
Madison C. Squires will lead this tour of houses on East and Pinewood avenues, which highlights the “Kit House” era – a time when the average person could put a check through the mail, and order and receive an entire house. The tour meets at the northwest corner of Lake and East avenues. [Read more…] about Mail-Order Kit Houses of Saratoga Tour Sunday
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will host their Annual Meeting of Membership & Board of Directors, including Board of Director & Officer Elections and amending bylaws, and Preservation Recognition Award Ceremony on Thursday, September 23rd at 5:30 pm. [Read more…] about Saratoga Preservation Awards Announced
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has announced their scheduled autumn events, including Sunday Strolls, bike tours, and more, set to begin on Sunday, September 12th and run through October 24th. [Read more…] about Autumn Saratoga Springs History Tours Announced
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s next Summer Sunday Stroll, “The Good Life: North Broadway,” is set for Sunday, August 22nd. [Read more…] about Sunday’s Saratoga ‘Summer Stroll’ Features North Broadway Mansions
During the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s Annual Meeting in September, the Foundation will recognize individuals and organizations who have invested significant time and money to undertake preservation projects in the past year.
The Preservation Recognition Awards celebrate the winners’ hard work and commitment to being good stewards of their property with members of the community and friends of the Foundation. [Read more…] about Saratoga Preservation Recognition Awards Call for Nominations
The Saratoga Springs City Council has accepted a donation by the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation to make a repair to the architectural surround of the Spirit of Life and Spencer Trask Memorial in Congress Park, a National Historic Landmark. In 2019 a baluster of the surround was stolen. [Read more…] about Saratoga’s Spencer Trask Memorial Being Restored After Vandalism
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The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will host their next Summer Sunday Stroll of Saratoga Springs on Sunday, July 4th, with a tour of the “Historic West Side.” [Read more…] about SOLD OUT: Saratoga History Tours: Historic West Side & Mail-Order Houses