The popular Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series is set to begin for the 2018 spring season. This educational series is produced by the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center in partnership with the Saratoga Springs Public Library. All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture programs are FREE and open to the public – no registration 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, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 518-587-3241. www.saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 Speaker: Richard Chait Program Title: “A Look Back at the Railroads of Saratoga Springs and Surrounding Area” Description: Railroads, especially the Delaware and Hudson (D&H), were a major player in the economic development of the Saratoga area. Starting in the mid to late 1800's, people found it easy to take the train, get off at the beautiful station in Saratoga Springs and enjoy the races, the casino, or one of the elegant hotels on Broadway. Join Richard Chait as he presents images of Victorian era train travel in and around Saratoga. Enjoy a look back at the various railroads that played an important role in bringing visitors to the Spa City.