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    Saratoga

    National Historical Park New York

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Benedict Arnold Exhibit

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Date: June 5, 2012
Contact: Visitor Center, 518-670-2985

"Broken Trusts: the Chequered Career of Benedict Arnold"
This new exhibit, to be on display through April 2013, examines the twists and turns of Arnold's path from active supporter of American Independence to his betrayal of his country and comrades. "People are always puzzled as to why Benedict Arnold changed sides," notes Park Ranger Joe Craig. "At Saratoga, Arnold's heroism was stellar, yet later the pendulum swung the other direction and he betrayed his country. Some feel his earlier gallant service should be the main and only focus - our exhibit seeks to examine some of the enigmas and contradictions of this complex man."

Did You Know?

Country house of American General Philip Schuyler

American General Philip Schuyler could be considered the "father of the American canal system". His plans for a canal system in New York met with limited use in his lifetime and later became the groundwork for the Champlain Canal, America’s first major canal.