SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Slate Valley Museum will offer “Historic Architecture of Saratoga: Elements of Both Landscape and Built Architecture,” a walking tour in Saratoga Springs.
The museum’s guest curator and researcher Bob Isherwood will lead the tour through the historic district of Saratoga’s Congress Park area and the adjoining East Side Neighborhood. Isherwood will approach this location as an example of some of the themes around city planning and the use of slate in the post-Civil War/Gilded Age period.
The walking tour will conclude with a picnic lunch (bring/buy our own) on the grounds of the Saratoga Spa State Park where attendees will be able to view the WPA era architecture of Dwight J. Baum and others mentioned in the One Painting, Many Stories exhibition.
The tour will begin at 10:15 a.m. and last until 1:30/2 p.m. The event is rain or shine, with the picnic dependent on the weather conditions. This is primarily a walking tour with variations of street and sidewalk conditions. Those planning to attend should dress for walking and the weather.
The cost to attend is $20 per person, or $15 per person for members of the museum. The group size is limited. RSVP and pre-payment are required by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Call the museum at 518-642-1417 to register.