SARATOGA — The towns of Saratoga and Stillwater 250th American Revolution Committee has started its work to plan and organize ceremonies, events, activities, and celebrations recognizing the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution in local communities.
The 250th anniversary marks the British Army surrender in 1777 in present-day Schuylerville, following the battles at Saratoga, and has been nicknamed the Turning Point of the American Revolution. The anniversary will be commemorated through the fall of 2027 with a multi-faceted public education and marketing effort.
Last summer, the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors committed $150,000 in seed money overall to the Saratoga County 250th American Revolution Commission, to help advance its mission of promoting education, historic preservation and heritage tourism of the Revolutionary War era events, people, and places throughout Saratoga County.
The towns of Saratoga & Stillwater are working together on their plans and have reached out to some of the villages within their respective towns for their feedback.
The committee recently reviewed the County’s, NYS, and Federal commemoration plan and upcoming county activities, including the Women at War Symposium on May 5 and 6, Revolution Along the Hudson talks during the summer of 2023, and the Pathways through History weekend on October 7 and 8. We encourage all residents to mark these dates on their calendars and join us in celebrating our nation’s history.
Residents are encouraged to attend the next committee meeting, which will take place 6:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Gates Room of Saratoga Town Hall.