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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fireside Chat with FDR Actor at Saratoga National Battlefield

It's been an interesting past week with the opening of the Speakeasy in Albany and the new Bomber's in Troy. And now...there's a president coming to Stillwater. A dead president. (actual an actor depicting FDR)

If you're looking for activities for this weekend, a real fireside chat with a fake FDR might be kinda fun at the Saratoga Battlefield.

Here's more info from the press release:

Stillwater, NY:  On Saturday, June 22, 2013, Actor Gary Stamm will portray the 32nd President of the United States at Saratoga Battlefield for a campfire program at the Battlefield Visitor Center.  This free program begins at 7 PM.  Listen to President Franklin D. Roosevelt talk about the park's 75th anniversary, the role he had in its establishment, and his administration's work to expand the national park system!

“Saratoga’s importance has drawn many visitors”, notes park Ranger Joe Craig, “including Presidents of the United States.  Yet of all the presidential visitors, none played such a critical role in the preservation of Saratoga National Historical Park as Franklin Roosevelt.  He was a man fascinated by history, and recognized that historic sites were as worthy of preservation as the many natural wonders that make up the national parks system.”

Gary Stamm, a Wisconsin resident, brings a vast experience in performances on stage, radio and television.  His performance credits include singing with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, voice talent for Hanna-Barbera Productions and his one man performances as Franklin Roosevelt. 

For more information about this or other events, please call the Visitor Center at 518-664-9821 ext. 1777 or check our website at or our Facebook page at


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