SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY—The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, in partnership with the Saratoga Springs Public Library, is excited to announce the launch of their Fall 2018 Brown Bag Lunch Series, an annual educational program meant to highlight the rich history, culture and traditions of our city and Heritage Area. 

All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture programs are FREE and open to the public – no registration is required.  The programs take place from Noon – 1:00 pm and meet in the H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866.  For more information, please contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866.  518-587-3241.

Please join us for a great lineup of speakers and topics!

Thursday, September 13, 2018: “Stories of Old Saratoga” presented by dynamic duo Charlie Kuenzel and Dave Patterson.   

Thursday, October 11, 2018: “Eunice Newton Foote – 19th Century Suffragist, Scientist, Inventor and Saratogian” presented by Samuel McKenzie. 

Thursday November 8, 2018: “Universal Preservation Hall:  The Road to Opening Night & Beyond” presented by Ms. Teddy Foster, Campaign Director, UPH.

 Thursday, December 13, 2018: “Echoes from the Mill” presented by Maryann Fitzgerald, Saratoga Springs City Historian. 

Karen Verrigni, the Visitor Center Assistant Director, is excited to continue the long-time tradition of the Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. “We are grateful to the speakers, library staff and our loyal attendees who all contribute their time, energy and talents toward this educational program.  Through partnership and collaboration, we’re able to provide quality programming to our community.” She adds, “We feel strongly about honoring this tradition and look forward to another great season!"

The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00 pm. For more information visit, or


Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau and Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center’s key mission is to contribute a positive impact on the local economy by promoting Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County as a world-class destination. At the Visitor Center, our friendly staff is available to answer questions, provide referrals, and share a wealth of knowledge in addition to travel and attraction information.

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