Welcome! The Galway Preservation Society encourages the awareness & preservation of the history of the Town of Galway, NY.

The Galway Preservation Society will meet November 7, 2016 at 7:00pm. Anne Clothier, Director of Education at Brookside Museum, will present “Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the Saratoga County Fair.” Learn about the history of the fair and the importance of agricultural shows and displays of domestic arts throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Images, posters, newspaper clippings and artifacts will be part of the presentation.

The Galway Preservation Society held its annual picnic on June 6th.  Over the past year our group held ten meetings which featured several interesting programs for members and guests.  We enjoyed programs on the Civil War, the Iroquois Confederacy, the Mohawk Frontier, the New York State Military Museum, the waters of Saratoga Springs, and lost landmarks of Saratoga County.  One meeting invited members to share Christmas memories and traditions; another provided a forum to reflect on the long history of the Galway Market.


Photo: Jeopardy winning team, the “Chuctanundans”

Our final meeting of the year featured a special activity after the picnic.  Members divided into two teams and played a game of GPS Jeopardy using historical trivia drawn from our book Galway 1900-1949, A Photographic History of Life in the Town of Galway.  After two rounds of Jeopardy and a Final Jeopardy question, the “Chuctanundans” led by Dusty Rhodes edged out (by a slim margin) the “Joseph Henry’s” led by Bonnie Donnan.  A picture of the winning team will appear in the next issue of our newsletter and is reproduced here.  Thanks to Richard English for serving as game moderator and Arlene Rhodes, Phyllis Keeler, and Tom Cwiakala for serving as game judges and scorekeepers.

Meetings are held at the Galway Town Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. with a social time and refreshments. A business meeting follows at 7:30, and the program starts at approximately 7:45. The public is invited to attend.

We welcome new members at all times.  2016-2017 membership form.

Don’t forget that our book, Galway 1900 – 1949, A Photographic History of Life in the Town of Galway, Saratoga County, New York,  is still available for purchase.

See the tab above for more information about the book. 

Opportunities to purchase:

Galway branch of the Ballston Spa National Bank

Galway Town Hall

Waterwheel Village, Route 29

Providence Town Hall

And of course, we’ll have books at future Galway Preservation Society meetings. Checks payable to Galway Preservation Society, $40

If you are out of town, we’ll mail to you!   Order Form


Our display in the lobby at Galway Town Hall is all about the book! Stop in to see photos and information related to Galway 1900 – 1949, A Photographic History of Life in the Town of Galway, Saratoga County, New York. 



The Galway Preservation Society is a partner with the Galway Public Library in the creation of the Galway Public Library’s Digital Collection in the New York Heritage website. View the collection here.


For those interested in genealogy, please note: the Galway Public Library offers patrons free access, on its four public computers, to the online database, Library Edition, during the library’s open hours.

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