Thursday, 30 March 2023 13:21

Saratoga Springs History Museum Presents ‘George Washington & Saratoga: It’s Complicated: A Talk by Local Writer John Oliver’

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs History Museum presents its first evening program of 2023: “George Washington & Saratoga: It’s Complicated: A Talk by Local Writer John Oliver” on Thursday, April 27 from 7–8:30 p.m. at Saratoga Springs History Museum in the Canfield Casino, 1 E. Congress St, Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga and Washington bumped into each other twice: once when the city almost cost him his job as commander of the Continental Army and the other time when he visited the village on a secret real estate mission. On both occasions, he wasn’t at all happy with Saratoga. In this special presentation, local writer John Oliver reveals a Washington you didn’t learn about in school, discusses what drove him so relentlessly and shows why, as one historian says, GW’s in our wallets, but not in our hearts. Join us for an astonishing look at the Father of Our Nation.

John Oliver, pen name JPV Oliver, Gent, is a former docent at the Saratoga Springs History Museum and an amateur historian focusing on the American experiment.

Tickets for the presentation are free for museum members, $10 for the general public:

For more information, call 518-584-6920 or visit

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