Restoring the
Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial

In 1913, Katrina Trask and George Foster Peabody commissioned a memorial in honor of Spencer Trask’s work in preserving and protecting the healing waters of Saratoga Springs. Artist Daniel Chester French, along with architect Henry Bacon, creators of the Lincoln Memorial, designed the monument at the East end of Congress Park featuring the triumphant winged figure known as the Spirit of Life. Today, the Memorial and more so the sculpture, have become a defining symbol of the City of Saratoga Springs, recognized by residents and visitors alike. The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, in partnership with the City of Saratoga Springs, has embarked on a four-year restoration campaign to conserve and restore the Spencer Trask Memorial in anticipation of its centennial unveiling in 2015.


American Muse

Saturday, October 4th at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, October 5th at 2:30pm
Saratoga Arts Center, Dee Sarno Theater
320 Broadway

The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is honored to present “American Muse.” This original production highlights the life of Audrey Munson, model for Daniel Chester French’s Spirit of Life and many other famous sculptures. Munson’s life unfolded like a soap opera full of drama, scandal and mental illness. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial.  Please click here for more information.  Tickets are only available at the door.  There is no assigned seating.  Doors will open 30 minutes before each performance.