Saratoga National Historical Park and “FDR” Celebrates 100 Years of the National Park Service


Stillwater, NY – Come celebrate the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service with a campfire presentation by “Franklin Delano Roosevelt” on Thursday, August 25th at Saratoga National Historical Park’s (Battlefield) Visitor Center from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Makings for the campfire treat s’mores will be available! This free event will be held indoors in case of rain.  

The National Park Service (NPS) was created on August 25, 1916 to be stewards for America’s “Crown Jewels” of natural and scenic wonders. During his presidency, Franklin Roosevelt added monuments, historic sites and battlefields to the NPS system, including Saratoga National Historical Park. Today the National Park Service administers more than 400 sites with the purpose of enjoying these special places and preserving them for future generations.

With humor and insight, actor Gary Stamm convincingly portrays President Franklin Roosevelt, in a one man presentation highlighting the president’s support for the National Parks, in particular his association with Saratoga National Historical Park.  

“Franklin Roosevelt was a man fascinated by history, but also recognized the importance of conserving our natural resources,” notes park ranger Joe Craig. “His legacy to the National Parks is enormous and especially true here at Saratoga. Mr. Stamm brings this vital man to life in an engaging and enjoyable way.”

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

Saratoga National Historical Park offers a variety of programs throughout the year. For further information about this and other activities, please call (518) 670-2985, check the park website http://www.nps.gov/sara or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SaratogaNHP

(Yes, for those that were asking that is Henry and Erin (my children) from an earlier presentation.  It is an extremely well done show and sounds like a wonderful time.). 

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