The Alfred Z. Solomon Program Series

The 2017 Program schedule and the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Program Series

All programs are in the Canfield Casino unless noted

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We are very proud to announce that Minnie has published a new book from the work of her dear friend, the late Sonia Taub’s 1983 exhibit, Saratoga Springs: Elegant and Fashionable as Seen Through the Eyes of Artists and the Words of Writers, 1787-1847.

This full color, limited edition,  publication features over 40 engravings, woodcuts and lithographs from the exhibit, many of which are extremely rare. The prints used in the book are from our collection and a few private collections.

Every print has detailed text discussing the scene and the history surrounding it. This book retails for $24.95 and the proceeds benefit our museum.


amaze race logoSeptember 16, 10:00 am The Amazing Race Saratoga Springs

Join in the second annual event that challenges teams to find clues in a race across Saratoga Springs, ending at the Thirsty Owl for prizes and refreshments. 

The city’s version of the long-running TV show was created by the Saratoga Springs History Museum and will take place within city limits.  Just like on the show, contestants will be given missions to complete, except these missions are each based on historic destinations within the Spa City. The first team to finish the correct number of  missions and make it to the finish line at the Thirsty Owl wins.

Teams of 2 to 4 people will be given a set of clues written by members of the museum’s board. Decipher the destination based on the clues; take a picture of yourself at each historic location for review at the finish line. 

In addition to winning bragging rights as champions, prizes will be awarded to the first three teams to cross the line successfully.



September 28, The 2017 Saratoga Springs History Hall of Fame Induction

 senator Brackett                                                                     

  Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Program Series

Join us for the induction of the 2017 class of inductees joining the 23 members  of  the Saratoga Springs History Hall of Fame. Nomination Forms will be available June 1 and need to be submitted by July 1.


Senator Edgar Trumann Brackett, 2016 Inductee




October  25, Annual Meeting of the Historical Society  

1870's double track trainRailroads of Saratoga Springs by  Richard Chait

Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Program Series

Author Richard Chait will discuss rail and trolley lines in and around Saratoga Springs as our keynote speaker in the annual meeting.






The Saratoga Vichy Wagon in Front of the Grand Union Hotel 1944

The Saratoga Vichy Wagon in Front of the Grand Union Hotel 1944

November 16,  2017 Jeopardy Bowl!                            

Who can de-throne the current champions, the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau? See Saratoga Springs organizations face off against one another in a jeopardy tournament for bragging rights.







Front-cover-224x300December 8, the Holiday Gala

Join us at the annual Fundraising party which is the best Holiday party in Saratoga Springs.  Music by the Accents, Food by Longfellow’s and Games of Chance.  Don’t miss it!  Click here to learn more.