We do history in Saratoga!
This photo of the 2015 Candlelight Tour of the Schuyler House. The candlelight tour is hosted by the Old Saratoga Historical Association Each October visits can tour the home of Philip Schuyler by candlelight from 6-9 pm. The date changes (details can be found at http://ift.tt/2cxkI82) but it is in October around the Surrender anniversary (October 17). Guides describe the Schuyler family and the house furnishings. Visitors enjoy light refreshments and period music in the colonial kitchen.
The Old Saratoga Historical Association, formed in 1952, promotes interest in the history of the area, from Native American occupation, through the Dutch, French, British and colonial American to modern times. The group offers monthly programs, hosts 18th Century Day and a Candlelight Tour of the Schuyler House, and prepares a calendar with pictures and tidbits from the past.
We do history in Old Saratoga. Whether you call us Saratoga, Old Saratoga, Schuylerville, Victory Mills, Clark’s Mills, Northumberland, Easton, Greenwich, we are all part of a community with so much history and so many traditions. It’s hard to find a month in the year that doesn’t have an remembrance, event or festival! A variety of local organizations ensure that the Earth Day, Memorial Day, Turning Point Parade, 18th Century Day, Candlelight Tour, Veterans Day, Dutch Christmas and more brings visitors, neighbors and friends out to enjoy the music, remembrances, costumes and heritage. The Town of Saratoga is proud be a part of these efforts. The Town works with a wide range of partners to help promote and participate in many other events like Saratoga National Historical Park, Old Saratoga Historical Association, Hudson Crossing Park, Lakes to Locks Passage, Friends of the Battlefield, Saratoga PLAN, Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership, Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County, Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce, villages of Schuylerville and Victory, and the Turning Point Parade Committee ….and more.
Remembering, commemorating, and celebrating together fosters community ownership and neighborliness, develops more volunteers that work together to create positive changes for our community and encourages visitors to get to know us better. It is how we do history. Join in the fun, and you’ll appreciate the sense of community that’s been at the foundation of Saratoga for centuries. There are many ways you can help care for Old Saratoga, from one-time to reoccurring volunteer opportunities for youth, families, groups and individuals. To learn more about volunteering contact firstname.lastname@example.org