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Saratoga Battlefield gets $750K grant for upgrades

Friday, August 8, 2014
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William Sawyer leads visitors to Saratoga National Historical Park during an encampment on Saturday. Events continue today at the park.
William Sawyer leads visitors to Saratoga National Historical Park during an encampment on Saturday. Events continue today at the park.

— Saratoga National Historical Park has received a $750,000 grant to upgrade and re-design outdoor exhibits that have been in place since the 1960s and '70s.

Officials say the funds from the National Park Service for a comprehensive wayside rehabilitation plan will be used to improve more than 60 exhibits dotting the 10-mile scenic road that winds through the park, also known as Saratoga Battlefield.

The new plan will use new scholarship, artwork and stories to better educate visitors about the history-changing Revolutionary War battles that were fought at Saratoga in September and October 1777.

The park, located in the town of Stillwater, is holding a public workshop on the plan Wednesday night at Saratoga Town Hall in the nearby village of Schuylerville.

 
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