Summer Programs June/July 2012
Summer Programs & Events
Summer 2012
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Trask: Art Show & Sale Huge Success!
Trask, held on June 28, 2012 at the Canfield Casion was a great success. The evening featured a silent auction sale of over 60 works of art out of 100 by local artists. In addition, there was live painting by artist Frankie Flores, music by The Tequila Mockingbirds, and food by Elizabeth's Table, Gaffney's Restaurant, Longfellows, and The Living Room. Our gratitude goes out to Saratoga Springboard for their hard work and dedication to this amazing night.
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Horse Haven: Oklahoma Track Tour

Saturday, July 7
Track Entrance Gate, East Avenue

Participants are invited to a sneak-peak of the Oklahoma Track and Horse Haven areas of the Saratoga Race Course. Enjoy watching the track being prepped for practice, while the horses are warmed up. Additionally, a walking tour of the barns and buildings will give guests a glimpse into the track's earliest days. The tour will be led by Samantha Bosshart, SSPF Executive Director and Charlie Wheeler, NYRA Community Relations Manager.

$10 for Members/$15 for Non-Members
Pre-registration is required.
Email to register.

Member's Day at Wiawaka on Lake George!
Saturday, July 14
33776 Route 9L, Lake George

SSPF members are invited to attend a day created just for them! Enjoy an informative tour of the historic grounds, Victorian buildings and lodges of Wiawaka with Executive Director Christine Dixon. This tour will include a behind-the-scenes look at Wiawaka, the oldest continously operating women's retreat in the United States, along with a look at Wakonda Lodge. Wakonda was built by Katrina and Spencer Trask and is currently undergoing historic restoration. Bring a bag-lunch to eat on the grounds or on the dock. This event is rain or shine. Participants must provide their own transportation.

$10 Suggested Donation
For SSPF Members Only. Become a member TODAY!
Pre-registration required.

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Pups for Preservation

Thursday, July 19 OR Thursday, August 16
North Broadway, Corner of North Broadway & 4th St.
Followed by Yappy Hour at The Ice House

Enjoy an hour-long tour of historic North Broadway SSPF Executive Director, Samantha Bosshart, and your favorite pup. The tour will be followed by Yappy Hour at The Ice House, on Putnam Street, a Dog-Friendly Downtown Pub. Dog treats will be provided along the route. Join us and we guarantee your pooch will love this posh neighborhood.

$5 per person for tour/Drinks on your own.
Pre-registration required. Space limited.

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History of Racing in New York
Thursday, August 2
Fasig-Tipton, Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion

Paul Roberts, consultant at Turnberry UK, will present a lecture on the history of horse racing in the state of New York. This talk will focus on the history of the Belmont, Aqueduct, and the historic Saratoga Race Course and an overall look at the importance of racing in the Empire State.

$10 for Members/$15 for Non-Members

Pre-registration is required.
Email to register.

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History of the Saratoga Chip
Tuesday, August 21
110 Spring Street, The Chapel

Potato chip historian, Alan Richer will discuss an illustrated history of the potato chip, invented right here in Saratoga Springs! In addition, Richer will present related images and pieces from his personal and extensive potato chip collection.

$5 per person
Pre-registration is required.

Email to register.
Photo: Saratoga Chip Wagon, Chicago, c. 1909.

Founded in 1977, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes preservation and enhancement of the architectural, cultural, and landscaped heritage of Saratoga Springs.
Summer Sunday Strolls


Tours meet in different locations and cover varied terrain. Walking and standing required. Tours are rain or shine. Tours are generally
90 minutes in length.

All Tours
$5 SSPF Members
$8 Non-Members

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July 8
Wealth & Wellness: Franklin Square
NW Corner of Division Street & Broadway
Carrie Woerner, former SSPF Director will give a tour of this district, one of Saratoga's oldest neighborhoods and showcase of American architectural history.

July 15
From Beekman to Franklin:
The Historic West Side
Franklin Street (at Gideon Putnam Cemetery Entrance)
Margie Van Meter will take guests through the restored West Side, also known as Little Dublin. Learn about Saratoga's Irish and Italian immigrant history.

July 22
Post Time!
SE Corner of Nelson Avenue & Union Avenue
Georgia Horner will explore the Saratoga Race Course area along Union Avenue and East Avenue. The tour will feature the buildings and architecture associated with the Track's history.

July 29
Here Lies Saratoga's Past:
Part I
Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Avenue Entrance
Gloria May will tour the Greenridge Cemetery and view the beautiful crypts, mausoleums, and discover the history of Saratoga's most important citizens.

August 5
Here Lies Saratoga's Past:
Part II
Greenridge Cemetery, Greenridge Place Entrance
See description above, continued from Part I.

August 12
The Good Life: North Broadway
NW Corner of  North Broadway & Van Dam Street
See description above.

August 19
Post Time!
SE Corner of Nelson Avenue & Union Avenue
See decription above.

August 26
Down in the Valley: Explore "The Gut"
SW Corner of Phila & Henry Street (Ben & Jerry's )
Ellen Steinberger will conduct a tour of the area behind Broadway known as The Gut. This was home to many working class families and contributed to much of Saratoga's Jewish heritage.

September 2
A Campus & Queen Annes
SE Corner of Union Avenue and Circular Street
Linda Trela will tour the area which was formerly home to the Young Women's Industrial Club of Saratoga. This area would later become the first campus of Skidmore College. Learn more about the homes of prominent citizens and Skidmore's earliest days through the study of architecture.

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