Saratoga and West Point - Separated by Distance Not by History with Richard Chait

  • July 25, 2024 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Saratoga Springs History Museum

    1 East Congress Street
    Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Ticket Price $11.63 Register Now
Description

The Saratoga area and West Point have much in common. Both have played key roles in the nation’s fight for independence. This talk details West Point’s unique geography and strategic location on the Hudson River preventing the British’s advance north from New York City. 

Following the Revolution, President Jefferson sought a site to enhance the education of the nation’s military and chose West Point. History has shown that through the years the military institution has been tied to Saratoga and the surrounding area on several occasions.

This talk will examine these and other similarities.

Date & Time

Thu, Jul 25, 2024 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue Details

Saratoga Springs History Museum

1 East Congress Street
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 Saratoga Springs History Museum
Saratoga Springs History Museum

The mission of the Historical Society of Saratoga Springs is to foster public education and chronicle the story of Saratoga Springs’ history by operating the History Museum, conducting programs, and collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting materials that document the city’s social, political, economic, geological and cultural history.


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