Thursday, 25 April 2024 16:26

Saratoga: America’s Turning Point Presents 3rd Annual Women In War Symposium & Bus Tour

SCHUYLERVILLE —The Saratoga County 250th Commission announced the 3rd Annual Women in War Symposium will be held on May 4 from 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Old Saratoga American Legion Post, 6 Clancy St. in Schuylerville. As an enhancement to the Symposium, a bus tour of historic sites will be offered May 5.

General registration for the symposium is $130 and includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch. The guided bus tour is $75 and includes a box lunch.  Those interested can register for both the symposium and tour or just one event by visiting the Saratoga250 website, www.saratoga250.com/events/annual-women-in-war-symposium. 

The Women in War Symposium features dynamic speakers who will present on topics related to the roles women played during the American Revolution. Whether patriot or loyalist, wealthy or impoverished, females were deeply affected by the war in all aspects of their lives. Additionally, exhibitors, book-signings, augmented reality demonstrations and more will be on display throughout the day. 

Departing from Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center, Sunday’s event will be a curated tour with expert guide Pat Niles. The tour will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., highlighting several lesser-known stories of women in the Saratoga Campaign. 

SPEAKERS: Christine T. Valosin: Revolutionary War Women at Schuyler’s Saratoga Estate, 1775 – 1783; Friederike Baer: With the Battle of Saratoga our Misfortunes Began, Friederike Riedesel in the War for American Independence; Vincent Albert Carretta: Phillis Wheatley Peters on War and Peace; Elizabeth Mauer: Martha Washington Goes to Camp; Holly A. Mayer: Taking Fire: Margaret Corbin at Fort Washington; Bruce M. Venter: Head of Faculty and Master of Ceremonies.

America’s Turning Point is a multi-year celebration of Saratoga County’s pivotal role in the American Revolution culminating in 2027 with the 250th anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga. To register or for more information, visit www.Saratoga250.com.

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