The Alfred Z. Solomon Program Series

 The 2014 Program schedule and the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Program Series

All programs are in the Canfield Casino unless noted



Wednesday, October 1, 7pm post card of convention hall copy

A History of Convention Facilities in Saratoga Springs: 1893-2014.” 

NOTE: This program will be in the Parlor of the Canfield Casino and is not affected by the dining room repair work.

Presented by Supervisor Matthew E. Veitch

Matthew Veitch, Supervisor for the City of Saratoga Springs, and Treasurer of the Saratoga Springs History Museum, will present a look at Convention facilities in Saratoga Springs. The presentation will take a vivid look at the original Convention Hall, describe the great fire that destroyed the building, look at the City’s struggle in finding a suitable site for a new ‘civic center’, and look at how the City finally arrived at the current site of the City Center today. He will show many images of the old Convention Hall, ‘before and after’ photos of the City Center Site, and discuss the some of the controversy surrounding the sitting of the original building, as well as look at the events surrounding the recent expansion of the facility.

Thursday, October 30 7pm

 The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society

The Notorious Benedict Arnold

Presented by Alfred Z. SolomonCharitable trust Keynote Speaker Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin  a Newberry Award Winning author and Finalist for the National book award.  Has been writing youth novels since 2008 and will lecture on his book Thee  Notorious Benedict Arnold.  this is a  non-fiction action/thriller based on  many years of research, and travels to all  the places Arnold lived, fought, and drove his fellow Americans crazy.


 Saratoga Springs History Hall of Fame Inductions

2014 Inductees and the Date in November to be Announced