NOVEMBER 16, 7 p.m.
Canfield Casino, Congress Park.
Adirondack Trust President to share family story in Saratoga Springs History Museum’s annual “conversation” Saratoga Springs, NY—Charles V. Wait, president of The Adirondack Trust Company, will be featured in a conversation moderated by noted journalist Michael Veitch, as the Saratoga Springs History Museum continues its annual series focusing on community leaders. The program will be held November 16 at 7:00 pm in the Canfield Casino Ballroom in the Spa City’s famed Congress Park. As part of this program, Wait will be inducted into the museum’s Hall of Fame. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
During the course of the hour-long program, Veitch will probe the history of the Wait family, from its arrival in Saratoga County in 1917 to today. As part of the dialogue, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the history of the Adirondack Trust Company, Saratoga Springs’ longest operating bank.
Wait, a lifetime resident of the area, is being honored, along with members of his family, for their contributions to the region’s growth and prosperity.
A graduate of Saratoga Springs’High School and Cornell University, Wait has served as president (the third generation of his family to have held this position) of The Adirondack Trust Company since 1984. In total, eleven members of the Wait family have been employed by the bank.
In addition to his professional duties, Wait has been a pillar of the community having served on the boards of:
the Corporation of Yaddo, the New York Racing Association, the National Museum of Dance, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Skidmore College, the National
Museum of Racing, and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce.
Also being inducted are the late Tommy and Helen Luther. Luther, a championship jockey throughout the early 20th century, was founder of the Jockey’s Community Fund. Through the efforts of dedicated citizens, the contributions of the Luthers to the Saratoga
community are being kept alive.
The Saratoga Springs History Museum’s annual Hall of Fame induction and other programs being held throughout the year are supported by the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust.
The Saratoga Springs History Museum is located in the Canfield casino in Congress Park and is open Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
For more information contact the Saratoga History Museum at 518-584-6920 or visit www.saratogahistory.org.