Battles of Saratoga: America's Turning Point (1777-2027)

Women in War Symposium

Event date Fort Hardy Park & Town of Saratoga Town Hall

Join us for the 2nd Annual Women in War Symposium. The two-day event features a historical trolley tour and a speakers' symposium focusing on the roles women played during the American Revolution.

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Location:
Fort Hardy Park & Town of Saratoga Town Hall
, Schuylerville 12871
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The trolley tour, titled “Through the Baroness’ Eyes,” traces the route traveled by the Baroness Frederika von Riedesel and her three young daughters as they followed the British Army during the Saratoga Campaign. It is being led by Saratoga Battlefield Licensed Guide Pat Niles. The tour is offered on Friday, May 5, 2023, leaving at 1PM from Fort Hardy Park (Reds Road, Schuylerville, NY), and returning at 5PM. Registration for the trolley tour is $60.

The Symposium takes place on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 9AM to 3PM at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall (12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY). Registration for the Symposium is $50 and includes morning refreshments and lunch. Space is limited for both the symposium and the tour. Those interested can register for either event at www.saratoga250.com.

The events are part of Saratoga County’s commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution and Battles of Saratoga and is coordinated in partnership with the Marshall House, Inc. The Women in War Symposium features five dynamic speakers who will present on topics related to the roles women played during the American Revolution and will be emceed by Bruce Venter. Whether patriot or loyalist, wealthy or impoverished, females were deeply affected by the war in all aspects of their lives. These presenters offer new scholarship unearthing relatively unknown stories that broaden our understanding of the revolutionary era.

Lauren Roberts, Saratoga County Historian and Chair of the Saratoga County 250th Commission said, “Too often, the important roles women played during the American Revolution are not widely known. Their experiences, whether in following the army or managing their homes, help to inform the larger narrative of what life was like for those not on the battlefield. The Saratoga County 250th Commission is excited to sponsor this symposium by welcoming leading scholars to speak about these women and increase our understanding of the parts they played in gaining American Independence.”

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