Public Programs, 2016
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2:00pm
Makin Taken: The 193rd Tank Battalion in the Battle of Makin
Pat Chaisson explores the pivotal role of US tanks in the November 1943 Battle of Makin, the first amphibious assault of World War II and the combat debut of armor in the Pacific Theater.
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2:00pm
USS Virginia: From Sail to Nuclear Power
Ray Misciewicz, a nuclear engineer and expert on nuclear submarines, discusses the ten US Navy vessels named Virginia, from the 28-gun sailing frigate built in 1776 to the nuclear powered attack submarine commissioned in 2004.
Saturday, March 5, 2:00pm
Saratoga Springs and the Civil War
Lance Ingmire, a Civil War enthusiast and contributing author to Saratoga Springs: A Centennial History, provides an overview of the contributions of Saratogians to the Civil War and identifies significant local sites, buildings, and landmarks associated with the war and Saratoga’s veterans.
Saturday, March 19, 2:00pm
The Life and Wars of John Stark
Richard and John Polhemus give due to one of the America’s greatest yet least celebrated heroes of the Revolutionary War, John Stark, a captain with Rogers Rangers during the French and Indian War and a general during the American Revolution who defeated the British at the Battle of Bennington.
Saturday, April 2, 2:00pm
She Called Him Raymond
Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Ray O’Conor shares the compelling story of love and loyalty between Helen Gregg, daughter of Irish immigrants in New York City, and Clarence Raymond Stephenson, a B-17 pilot during World War II.
Friday, April 8, 6pm-9:30pm
Night at the Brewseum
Sample a wide selection of the finest craft beers around along with food from local restaurants and caterers at the fifth annual Night at the Brewseum. The popular event sells out quickly, so order tickets by calling the Museum Gift Shop at 518-226-0490. Co-sponsored with Saratoga Lions Club
Saturday, April 9, 2:00pm
Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War
Jamie Malinowski describes the thrilling life and exploits of Will Cushing, exploring the psychology of the daredevil soldier and what Cushing’s heroics and tragic death can tell us about the ways we remember the glories of war.
Saturday, April 16, 1:00pm
When Books Went to War
Lawyer, historian, and critically acclaimed author Molly Manning recounts how during World War II the War Department teamed with librarians and the publishing industry to create the Armed Services Editions, pocket-sized paperbacks for millions of GI’s fighting throughout Europe and the Pacific.
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New York State Military Museum
61 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866