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

Informational session discusses Saratoga’s role in American Revolution

“Why is the 250th such a great time to be able to tell this story?” Roberts said. “...I think there were a lot of good things that were done during the bicentennial, and I think it shows that we have a stage here, a national or international stage, to tell our story. And the story isn’t just a military story. It’s a political story. It’s a cultural story. It’s the story of the women and children marching with the army. It’s the story of the Loyalists that were in Saratoga County. It’s the story of all of the German soldiers that were part of the Brunswickers that were part of Burgoyne army, the Native Voices that maybe we haven’t heard yet.”

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Reliving History Through Augmented Reality

by Alex Portal, The Post-Star, January 18, 2024 - What better way to explore and learn about the region's revolutionary history than through stories told by the men and women who were there when it happened?

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

Saratoga 250 Chair Lauren Roberts to be Featured at Smithsonian “Revolutionary Road Trips” Event with PBS’ Darley Newman

As part of efforts to promote the approaching 250th anniversary of the victory at the Battles of Saratoga, renewing awareness of its significance on a national scale is a priority. Saratoga County's 250th Commission Chair, County Historian Lauren Roberts, will be one of four panelists featured at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC on January 18, 2024.

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

Battles of Saratoga 2023 “Siege” Weekend

Watch the video recap of the 2nd annual Saratoga 250th Commission Battles of Saratoga "Siege" Weekend. Reaching over 1,300 people, living historians and military reenactors brought 18th century experiences to life while commemorating the 246th anniversary of the British Army's surrender at Saratoga making it America's Turning Point.

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This Weekend: Saratoga Revolutionary Run For Veterans

BALLSTON SPA – A Revolutionary Run for Veterans 5K, coordinated by the Saratoga County Veterans Services Agency, takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville with 18th century reenactors providing a cannon blast start.

Fort Hardy Park is the site of British General Burgoyne’s army decampment, where on Oct. 17, 1777, the British army laid down their arms in the surrender of the British to the Americans, known today as the Turning Point of the Revolution.

Runners can register for the Revolutionary Run at www.finishright.com.  Registration is $40 and ends November 3rd.

All proceeds from the Revolutionary Run for Veterans will benefit the Saratoga County Veterans Trust and Agency Fund, which supports projects dedicated to the welfare of our veterans, including training, education, healthcare, housing, and essential services.

For more information contact the Saratoga County Veterans Services Agency at 518-884-4115 or veterans@saratogacountyny.gov

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Revolutionary War reenactors standing near a sign that reads, "Battles of Saratoga 250: The battles that changed the world"

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