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Friday, August 17, 2012

Learn the history of the Saratoga Chip

Alan Richer, a local Saratoga Chip historian and collector, will present a lecture on the history of the Saratoga Chip at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street. 
Richer will speak on the origins on the Saratoga Chip as well as some of the mythology surrounding the invention of the potato chip.

In addition, he will discuss the people most closely associated with the development of this favorite snack food. He will also present the history and chronology of the Saratoga Chip as well as share an illustrated presentation of his extensive collection of chip memorabilia and collectibles. Richer will also provide some actual items from his collection allowing the audience to have hands-on experience with Saratoga's claim to fame as "Home to the Potato Chip." 

The lecture is $5 per person. Registration is required and space is limited. To register, call the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation at 518-587-5030 or email Parking is available along Spring Street or in the 112 Spring Street building lot. For more information go to 

Founded in 1977, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes preservation and enhancement of the architectural, cultural, and landscaped heritage of Saratoga Springs.


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