We are pleased to announce that our 2013 Annual Meeting will be held Monday, September 23rd through September 28th, in the beautiful city of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (S.S.), which is a 45-minute drive north of Albany.
The details of our hotel room block and exciting itinerary are contained in the attached Reservation Form. Please fill-out and return the form to Stuart ASAP, as the more we can predict our numbers, the better we can plan our venues. Please retain a photocopy of the form, and bring it with you to the meeting.
Saratoga Springs was the summer residence of Aaron’s final wife, the beautiful and wealthy Madam Eliza Bowen Chase Jumel. Aaron spent the summers of 1834 and 1835 in Saratoga Springs. The original campus of Skidmore College, in S.S., was built on Woodlawn, the estate of Judge Henry Walton who, as a young man, studied law in Aaron’s office.
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RESERVATION FORM for 2013 Annual Meeting
of the Aaron Burr Association
Saratoga Springs, New York
[Please fill-in all blanks (underlined items); if not attending an event, write “none.” Please return to Stuart ASAP, as we need to give number estimates and deposits to venues, well ahead of time.]
List your name(s):
We will arrive on September: by:
We will check-out on September:
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EVENT PER/PERSON ATTENDING and TOTALS
Monday, Sept. 23
Check-in begins at the HOLIDAY INN, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (our hotel). For reservations:
Our room block ends September 2, 2013, but you are encouraged to book immediately
(you can always cancel later), in order to ensure obtaining a room. Our week is a popular period for weddings, national conventions, etc.
If your party includes three or more persons, and you want a suite, our rate is $239 plus taxes.
Our luxury room rate is $159 plus taxes, (ask the hotel about this room if you have an
Our hotel contains 168 guest rooms; has four floors, and is non-smoking. The few pets brought are generally confined to first floor rooms. Each room has a mini refrigerator and microwave. When you book, you may want to request a room with a view of the beautiful and adjacent Congress Park, a high floor, and quiet location.
We meet and greet in the full restaurant, bar and lounge area, which features a fire pit outside.
11:30 a.m: We carpool 7 ½ miles southeast to the SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK (“Battlefield”), to start a 12 noon tour of their Visitors Center, with film and many exhibits. At around 1:30 p.m., we’ll start a ranger-guided two hour tour of the 12-15 miles of the Battlefield. We will have a brief lunch somewhere. Fees: $5 per carload, plus a total of $80 for the two hour tour. I will bill you later, once I know how many of us will attend this venue.
Yes, I plan to attend this venue.
On the way back to our hotel, we’ll drive around beautiful Saratoga Lake and the quaint village there.
1:30 – 3:30p.m: Hollis A. Palmer, Ph.D., author of SEE and BE SEEN (and ten other books), leads us on a tour of the must-see BATCHELLER MANSION INN, 20 Circular St. (next to our hotel). There is a $25 per person fee, paid in advance to ABA, which includes the tour; a “tea” (sandwiches, scones, tea and coffee); and a booklet explaining the mansion and life of Ambassador George Batcheller, of the Civil War era. (www.BatchellerMansionInn.com).
Yes, I plan to attend this event.
persons X $25 = $
Please include this advance fee in your check (payable to the ABA), with your filled-in reservation form mailed to Stuart, since food will have to be ordered by the staff in advance.
Each evening we will discuss which of the many good restaurants, all within walking distance, to go to.
Thursday, Sept. 26th
persons X $15 = $
The tour includes the campus of Skidmore College; the nearby millionaires’ residential row; the Race Track; Yado artist colony retreat and gardens; and Lake Avenue, where Madam Eliza Jumel was driven each day in her gold and white color carriage, drawn by 6 to 8 horses, as citizens gawked from the street (an example of the “See and Be Seen” culture of Saratoga Springs).
Around 4:p.m: You do not want to miss our cocktail party at the Madam Jumel House, 129 Circular Street, S.S. In 2011, Gregory and Shelly Burns purchased this beautifully-restored historic former summer residence of Eliza Jumel, who was one of the largest landowners in S.S.
The Burns’ graciously are inviting us to their home, which is within walking distance of our hotel. ABA will purchase the hors d’oeuvres, and alcoholic and soft beverages to be served. I will need to collect in advance each attendee’s share. I have no experience concerning the cost, but I would estimate the per person fee to be $25.00. I (we) plan to attend this event.
persons X $25 = $
Please pay in advance, payable to ABA.
Friday, Sept. 27th (Our Albany NY day)
9:00 a.m. We carpool from the hotel in a slow-moving caravan some fifty minutes to:
Stuart Lehman, Education Coordinator, leads us on a fascinating, free tour of the Capitol building. Highlights will include walking down the “Million dollar interior Stair Case” made of sandstone imported from Scotland, imbedded with busts of famous people, including Alexander Hamilton. We will see the huge paintings of former New York State Governors; a timeline; and much more.
I plan to take this tour.
We can purchase sandwiches and salads in the concourse, 12:00 – 1:00p.m.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m: One mile away, we have a guided tour of THE SCHUYLER MANSION, 32 Catherine Street, the main residence of Gen. Phillip Schuyler and his remarkable wife, Catharine Van Rensselaer. Here, in the library, son-in-law Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr borrowed law books while preparing for admission to the State Bar. Fee: $3 per person, paid at the entrance.
Names of Persons Taking this tour:
4:00pm: If you so choose, for another $3 per person, we can drive a few miles directly across the Hudson river and have a tour of the Mansion’s sister property; CRAILO STATE HISTORIC SITE, 9 ½ River Avenue, Rensselaer, NY, the museum of the Colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valley. It has an award-winning exhibit. (visit www.nysparks.com or www.facebook.com/CrailoStateHistoricalSite).
Names of person(s) planning to take this tour:
If some people want to skip Crailo, indicate here:
We will arrange for one of our cars to split off and return to the hotel.
Saturday, Sept. 28th :
11.00.a.m – 4:00p.m: We hold our annual social hour, sit-down luncheon and business meeting, at our hotel. Speaker to be announced. By a separate mailing, I will send you the entrée choices to vote for and select, along with the luncheon prices. I/we plan to attend the luncheon:
A number of members have already made plans to not check-out until Sunday.
Annual membership dues of $25, for 2012 (if not yet paid), and for 2013, are payable to ABA and mailed, along with this completed reservation form, to:
1004 Butterworth Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-2205.
Thanks to Webmaster Pete Tavino for the constant addition to our very complete website.
Grand total of enclosed check to ABA:
Our full names, addresses and phone numbers (including guests) are:
The week starting Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
Saratoga Springs, New York
4 letters to the Membership as dated: