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.

October  25, 7:00 PM Annual Meeting of the Historical Society  

Chait coverRails in and Around of Saratoga Springs by  Richard Chait

Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Program Series

Following a short business meeting, the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust key note speaker Richard Chait will present a lecture and book signing on his new book, Rails in and Around Saratoga Springs.


Railroads played a key role in the growth of Saratoga Springs. The first train entered Saratoga Springs in 1832, and as a result the city began to grow. Train stations welcomed visitors who came to the great hotels, the track and to drink from the mineral springs.  Richard Chait will discuss the rail lines that were in Saratoga Springs using many images from the Bolster Collection in his book and presentation. 

Richard Chait has been a fan of the rail for many years.    He lives in Virginia but also has  a home in Saratoga Springs which led him to study the trains that helped the Spa city grow and flourish.

This event is free and open to the public.  Reservations are not required.






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.