There have been many noted murder trials in Saratoga county since the first court was held in the town of Stillwater May 10, 1791 – 100 years ago. The court now in session at Ballston Spa meets about five miles from where the first court was held, at the residence of Samuel Clark, near East Line, Judge John Thompson of Stillwater [then] presiding, he having received the appointment as the first judge of Saratoga county from Governor Clinton. [Read more…] about Murder Trials Of Note In 19th Century Saratoga County
Albany merchant Peter Lansing began construction of the house overlooking the Hudson River in 1770. It was commandeered as a field hospital by the invading army of British General John Burgoyne in the fall of 1777. Following the British rout in the second Battle of Saratoga, the makeshift field hospital filled with wounded soldiers as well as women and children attached to the army. [Read more…] about Schuylerville’s Revolution Era Lansing-Marshall House Celebrating 250 Years
When most people think about the Battles of Saratoga, they think of those at Freeman’s Farm (Sept. 19) and Bemus Heights (Oct. 7). Also well known is the siege period in the modern Schuylerville area from October 10th to the 17th.
There were many combat actions however, both great and small, that get less notice. One small skirmish, occurred at Jones Mill, near Grangerville in the town of Saratoga on October 2, 1777. [Read more…] about The Burning of Jones Mill During Battles of Saratoga
Located one mile south of Schuylerville on Route 4, the Saratoga Surrender Site memorializes British General John Burgoyne’s surrender of his army to American General Horatio Gates after the Battles of Saratoga.
This surrender altered world history and assured America’s victory of the Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Saratoga Sword Surrender Site Being Dedicated
The Marshall House, a Revolutionary War-era structure, is set to open its doors for a tour and dramatic historical interpretation on August 4 from 3 to 6 pm, following Schuylerville’s annual Turning Point Parade.
Built alongside the Hudson River in the early 1770s, the Marshall House was commandeered as a field hospital by the British forces of General John Burgoyne during the Battles of Saratoga in mid-1777. [Read more…] about Schuylerville’s Marshall House Open For Turning Point Parade
Lakes to Locks Passage has announced Leadership & Management: Developing and Guiding an Effective Board of Directors, a workshop set for Friday, June 21st, from 10 am to 3 pm, in the Schuyler Room in the Town of Saratoga Offices, 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville.
This workshop, presented by Susan Weinrich of New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON), defines roles and responsibilities of board members, executive directors, staff and volunteers to build understanding and partnerships that further the organizational goals. [Read more…] about Leadership, Management Workshop at Lake to Locks
The Marshall House, one of the few remaining Revolutionary War-era structures in the Schuylerville area, is set to open its doors for a tour and historical reenactment ahead of a free concert offered by the Albany Symphony Orchestra at the nearby Hudson Crossing Park, on Thursday, June 6th.
The Marshall House event offers an opportunity to visit a private home that was a witness to the Battles of Saratoga and learn about the events that transpired there. [Read more…] about Hudson Crossing Historic Rev War House Tour, Festival, Concert
The Marshall House in Schuylerville, Saratoga County, is set to open at 4 pm on June 28.
Visitors will have the chance to walk on the original floors of the 18th century home and experience the cellar that sheltered a group of women, children, and wounded soldiers from the fighting around them during pivotal battles of the Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Schuylerville: Revolutionary War Era Marshall House Opening
Hudson Crossing Park has invited the public to “Love Light at the Park”, a candlelight walk on February 14th from 5 to 7 pm.
Luminaries will light the path along the Hudson River to and from the Dix Bridge, and hanging lanterns will be available for purchase. There is a $5 suggested donation and hanging lanterns will be available for an additional $10. Cookies and hot cocoa will be available at the pavilion after the walk. [Read more…] about Hudson Crossing Park Illumination Planned
On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys is planning to host “Industrious Sober Women: Soldier’s Wives in Burgoyne’s Army” by Jenna Schnitze in Schuylerville.
The talk is an overview of the roles of soldier’s wives during the Burgoyne Campaign. It will explore the some of the myths and perceptions of these women. Schnitzer will be using primary sources and period images to illustrate their roles and what they may have looked like. [Read more…] about Soldier’s Wives in Burgoyne’s Army Jan 25th