Saratoga Springs, NY –The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, in partnership with the Saratoga Springs Public Library, is excited to announce the return of their Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series, an annual educational program meant to highlight the rich history, culture and traditions of our city and Heritage Area.
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series: Three Critical Periods of Saratoga Racing History
Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Please join Saratoga Springs author and historian, Michael Veitch, for this informative and provocative talk about Saratoga racing history! This presentation will focus on the shutdown of racing during the time periods of 1896, 1911-1912 and 1943-1945. The long and contentious relationship between Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Association, and the State of New York will provide the backdrop for this historical perspective on thoroughbred racing and its history in Saratoga Springs.
The Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series will take place at the Saratoga Springs Public Library in the H. Dutcher Community Room, located at 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs. All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series programs are free and open to the public.
Due to COVID restrictions, space is limited. Please register online at www.sspl.org. We encourage you check the library's event calendar for any further updates as we get closer to the date of this in-person, live program.
“We’re looking forward to seeing our loyal attendees and welcoming newcomers as we kick off an exciting spring season of programming,” said Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center Director Karen Verrigni. “In keeping with the spirit of collaboration in Saratoga Springs, we honor and value our partnership with the Saratoga Springs Public Library to bring quality programming to our community.”
About Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center
The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor is owned by the City of Saratoga Springs and operated by the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, whose mission is to contribute a positive impact on the local economy by promoting Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County as a world-class destination. The Heritage Area Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information visit, www.SaratogaSpringsVisitorCenter.com or www.DiscoverSaratoga.org.