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High Rock Spring circa 1875.  Photo Credit: Saratoga Springs History Museum

Saratoga history runs deep and dates back hundreds of years ago, when influential individuals were brought to our healing waters, that still flow today.

The Saratoga Springs History Museum, located in the Canfield Casino in Congress Park, is pleased to announce the next program of the 2015 Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Program Series. On Thursday, September 24, at 7:00 pm in the Canfield Casino, James Parillo, and Charlie Kuenzel will present  High Rock: Saratoga’s First Spring.  This is free and open to the public.

The Mohawks brought Sir William Johnson to take the water of High Rock Spring in 1771, opening the door to the settlement of Saratoga Springs. In this lecture, James and Charlie will discuss the geology of Saratoga Springs and the history of the area that is now High Rock Park.  Many historic images from the Bolster Collection will show how the park and spring have changed.

James Parillo has been Director of the Saratoga Springs History Museum for 15 years.  Charlie Kuenzel is a retired educator from Saratoga Springs High School and is a partner in Saratoga Tours LLC.  Both were instrumental in the drilling of the new High Rock Spring dedicated September 12, 2015.

The Saratoga Springs History Museum is located in the Canfield Casino in Congress Park. The museum is open daily  10:00 am through 4:00 pm. Admission is $5.00 for Adults, $4.00 for Seniors and Students, Children under 12 free.

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