“Revolutionary Road Trips” Featuring Saratoga @Smithsonian

Event date Smithsonian Ripley Center

Emmy-nominated travel host and producer Darley Newman returns to Smithsonian Associates with a panel of four travel and history experts for a journey through American Revolution history. Panelists include Saratoga 250 Commission Chair, County Historian Lauren Roberts. She will highlight stories of the Turning Point victory at Saratoga.

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Start Time: 6:45pm, Online tickets available & will hear discussion until 8:15pm EDT.

Location:
Smithsonian Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC
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Speakers:
  • Lauren Roberts, "Saratoga County Historian & Saratoga 250 Chair"
  • Dave Duncan, "President, American Battlefield Trust"
  • Darley Newman, "Emmy nominated host, producer & writer"

Additional Information

“Travels with Darley” is a 10-year running travel destination show airing on nearly all PBS stations nationwide. It is also streamed on services including The Smithsonian, Amazon Prime and others. Emmy winning producer and host, Darley Newman, produced an episode on Saratoga’s revolutionary heritage and featuring many hospitality destinations. It will be released in her upcoming 2024 season and among the first six episodes dedicated to “Revolutionary Road Trips.” Saratoga’s episode is likely to air in March – April 2024.

For nearly 60 years, Smithsonian Associates—the world’s largest museum-based education program—has produced vibrant educational and cultural programming that brings the Smithsonian to life. Inspired by the Smithsonian’s research, collections and exhibitions nearly 1,000 public programs spark creativity and excite learning in people of all ages each year.

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