SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Military Museum is kicking off a series of free weekend programs that will touch on a wide array of subjects related to the Empire State's military history.
Courtney Burns, director of the museum in Saratoga Springs, says the Saturday afternoon talks given by guest speakers will feature topics ranging from the Civil War to GI Joe.
The first program will be held Jan. 18, when underwater archaeologist Joseph Zarzynski (zar-ZIHN'-skee) will give an illustrated lecture on the Confederacy's development of a submarine and a semi-submersible torpedo boat during the Civil War.
On Feb. 8, GI Joe collectors from the Albany area will display their collections of the popular action figure, which turns 50 this year, and a collector will discuss the toy's history.
Other talks are scheduled in February and March.