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Family History Day

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New York State Museum's first annual Family History Day!

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New York State Museum
Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12227
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October 1st: Join us at the New York State Museum for the first annual Family History Day! Children’s activities, guest speakers and exciting displays will compliment a day of celebrating New York State History Month!

Upcoming Events

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11th Annual Conference of the American Revolution

The Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center

The Premier Conference on the American Revolution in Richmond, VA. Organized by Saratoga 250 Commissioner, Bruce Venter, features award-winning experts and heritage enthusiasts from across the country and world. Saratoga 250 Commission Chair, Lauren Roberts, will be exhibiting about Saratoga, America's Turning Point.

Battles of Saratoga: America's Turning Point (1777-2027)
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National Historic Marker Day Volunteer Clean Up


Annual national commemorative day to clean and beautify the historic markers commemorating our heritage. Opportunity for youth, senior, corporate, or other volunteers to preserve local American Revolution era signage & markers.

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Patriot Burial Marker Unveiling with DAR/SAR


With thanks to the generosity of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, area Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, & support of the Saratoga 250 Commission, 3 new markers will be unveiled honoring local patriots of the Revolution. Markers denote these brave soldiers' burial sites across Saratoga County communities.

Painted portrait of a baroness woman
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3rd Annual Women in War Symposium

Old Saratoga American Legion Post

The 3rd Annual Women in War Symposium returns to Saratoga County in 2024. Featuring noted authors & historians, the event will offer optional tours of the Saratoga Revolutionary heritage sites, compelling speaker panels, breakfast & lunch, plus time to enjoy the amenities Saratoga has to offer.

Revolutionary War reenactors standing near a sign that reads, "Battles of Saratoga 250: The battles that changed the world"
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America’s Turning Point @ the Saratoga County Fair

Saratoga County Fairgrounds

Combine family fun at the fair with our 18th century era games, live reenactors, and try out our America's Turning Point augmented reality 3-D images of figures from Saratoga's Revolutionary history.

A man and woman standing behind a wreath stand decorated like the American flag
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Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

Saratoga National Historical Park (Stop 2 on the Tour Road)

Honor Saratoga's Revolutionary patriots and the heritage of their victory with the local Daughters & Sons of the American Revolution. The DAR Monument marks the legacy of the pivotal victory here.

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Saratoga Siege Weekend

Saratoga National Historical Park & local Community historic sites

A two-day, multi-site event on NYS Path Through History weekend, living historians deliver family fun activities for the whole family. Experience 18th century civilian and encampment life at the historic 1777 Schuyler House. Witness military reenactment at the Saratoga Battlefield itself. Stay tuned & plan to make it a fun fall weekend in Saratoga!

sword surrender
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Saratoga Surrender Day Ceremony

The British defeat at Saratoga forced the first ever surrender by a British Army in history. Its news buoyed General Washington & America's fight for freedom, ultimately leading to formal alliance with France. Come join area students celebrating the spirit of Saratoga & preserve the importance of Saratoga's victory for future generations!

Battles of Saratoga: America's Turning Point (1777-2027)
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Surrender Day Gala Celebration


The Victory at Saratoga stopped the advance of the British & saved America's fight for freedom. It was the first ever surrender of a British Army. Saratoga was America's Turning Point. Join us to celebrate & toast Saratoga's lasting legacy annually on the this day of Gen. John Burgoyne's surrender to American General Gates.

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Revolutionary Run for Veterans

Fort Hardy Park

America's Turning Point will have a presence at the Saratoga County Revolutionary Run for Veterans, a 5k run which benefits Saratoga County Veterans. The event takes place at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville.

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