Tonight, a live FB Chat about the Victory TV show

Tonight at 8 pm the TLC network show Who Do You Think You Are? will be on. During the show Saratoga Town Historian Sean Kelleher and Deputy Historian and Genealogist Patricia Peck will be chatting and reacting live to the show on the Town Of Saratoga Facebook Page. We will be watching along as Liv Tyler and Steven Tyler learn their family past. We know their are ties to the village of Victory but not much more. 

So join us to chat about the show on Facebook at http://ift.tt/2kLifwt

And wish us luck on making the technology work. 

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OTD: P Schuyler & Native American leaders visited the Lords of the Board of Trade

On this day in 1710, Pieter Schuyler and four Native American leaders were presented to the Lords of the Board of Trade.
 The four Native American leaders visited London in 1710 as part of a diplomatic visit organized by Pieter Schuyler, mayor of Albany, New York. They were received in London as diplomats, being transported through the streets of the city in Royal carriages, and received by Queen Anne at the Court of St. James Palace. They also visited the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral. 
Historian W. Max Reid describes that “no man in the whole province who had more extended views of the importance of driving the French out of Canada than Colonel Peter Schuyler. To preserve the friendship of the Five Nations without which it would be impossible to prevent the frontier from becoming a field of blood, he studied all the arts of insinuating himself into their favor, he gave them all possible encouragement and assistance and very much impaired his own fortune by his liberality to their chiefs. They never came to Albany but what they resorted to his house and even dined at his table and by this means he obtained all ascendency over them which was attended with good consequences to the province. Impressed with a strong sense of the necessity. Of some vigorous measures against the French, he resolved to make a voyage to England at his private expense the better to make known to the ministry the absolute necessity of reducing Canada to the crown of Great Britain. For that purpose he proposed to take with him to Queen Anne’s court five Indian chiefs representing the Five Natoins Therefore in due time the journey was made and the embassy consisting of Peter Schuyler Colonel Necholson the Mohawk chiefs Hendrick and Brandt and three other sachems together with Abraham Schuyler as interpreter arrived in London after a voyage of considerable discomfort to the Indians.”
It is recorded that three Sachems and their interpreter Abraham Schuyler were presented to the April 25 1710 The arrival of the Five Sachems in England made great celebration throughout the kingdom the mob followed wherever they went and small cuts of them were sold to the people. Schuyler was among Saratoga patentees in 1685. 
Saratoga has been defined by the people who by choice or by chance make up this community. The Schuyler family help defined this community. The village of Schuylerville in the Town of Saratoga is named after the Schuyler family. It is the determination of our forefathers, including Governor Schuyler in surmounting overwhelming odds that help define the American spirit – the will and ability to shape a better future. It is the people it is that define this community by choice or by chance have changed this country and even the world political development. That is why studying the people of Saratoga is helpful in the understanding of the condition of being human.

On this day

On this day in 1895, NYS bought the Saratoga Monument from Monument Association; in 1897, two homes were destroyed by fire on Green Street; in 1936, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 278 was chartered; in 1964, Fr. LeMoyne came to Notre Dame Church; and in 2004, the Friends of Saratoga Battlefield had their annual March of Parks at the Schuyler House. 
On this day is a chronological timetable of events that occurred on this day in history around the Town of Saratoga. Discover what happened today in local history by subscribing to our blog at http://ift.tt/2czXtwq
 (Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling this timetable.)

On this day

On this day in 2001, the Village of Schuylerville adopts their annual budget of $636,098 which increased the property tax rate from $8.34 to $8.67 per 1000 of assessment and in 2002 a town-wide referendum was defeated proposing the construction of a new Town of Saratoga Hall by the highway garage by 462 votes opposed and 338 votes in favor 
On this day is a chronological timetable of events that occurred on this day in history around the Town of Saratoga. 
Discover what happened today in local history by following us on Facebook at http://ift.tt/2kLifwt
 (Thank you to former Historian and current Supervisor Thomas Wood for compiling this timetable.)

1990 Earth Day – Gamache Scrapbook Collection

This photo from the Earth Day gathering at the village park in April of 1990. 1990 was the 20th anniversary of the day devoted to supporting environmental protection. 
The photo is part of the Gamache Scrapbook Collection named after Leneta Gamache. Leneta E. Gamache (21 Nov 1928 – 24 Feb 2017) was born in Hudson Falls, NY and grew up in Bald Mountain section of Greenwich, NY. She married Joseph Gamache on 7 July 1946 and moved to Schuylerville, where she lived for 60 years. She was active in many church and community activities. She was employed at the Oneida Markets in Schuylerville then the Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, NY. Her family was very important to her and she loved large family gatherings and took numerous pictures of every occasion. These 14 scrapbooks from 1986 to 2002 focus on her son’s Kim Gamache term as Mayor of Schuylerville. Many of the photos were taken by Joseph Gamache. The Gamache Scrapbook Collection is part of the Town of Saratoga Historian’s collection. The collection is opened by appointment. You may contact us by e-mail at historiantosaratoga@gmail.com 
The vast majority of the collections with Town of Saratoga Historian have been donated by many generous individuals and organizations throughout our community. We greatly appreciate such generosity and continue to rely heavily on this support in order to continue building collections for future generations. If you are interested in making a donation, contact us by e-mail at historiantosaratoga@gmail.com

1990 Earth Day – Gamache Scrapbook Collection

This photo from the Earth Day gathering at the village park in April of 1990. 1990 was the 20th anniversary of the day devoted to supporting environmental protection.
 The photo is part of the Gamache Scrapbook Collection named after Leneta Gamache. Leneta E. Gamache (21 Nov 1928 – 24 Feb 2017) was born in Hudson Falls, NY and grew up in Bald Mountain section of Greenwich, NY. She married Joseph Gamache on 7 July 1946 and moved to Schuylerville, where she lived for 60 years. She was active in many church and community activities. She was employed at the Oneida Markets in Schuylerville then the Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, NY. Her family was very important to her and she loved large family gatherings and took numerous pictures of every occasion. These 14 scrapbooks from 1986 to 2002 focus on her son’s Kim Gamache term as Mayor of Schuylerville. Many of the photos were taken by Joseph Gamache. The Gamache Scrapbook Collection is part of the Town of Saratoga Historian’s collection. The collection is opened by appointment. You may contact us by e-mail at historiantosaratoga@gmail.com
 The vast majority of the collections with Town of Saratoga Historian have been donated by many generous individuals and organizations throughout our community. We greatly appreciate such generosity and continue to rely heavily on this support in order to continue building collections for future generations. If you are interested in making a donation, contact us by e-mail at historiantosaratoga@gmail.com