The Saratoga County Historical Society is set to celebrate the opening of its 2020 season with a Chocolate Festival on Friday, February 7th from 7 to 8:30 pm at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. [Read more…] about Colonial Chocolate Festival Set For Brookside Museum
The Saratoga County History Roundtable is set to present a Show and Tell Sharing Event on Thursday, January 16th at 7 pm at the Brookside Museum. Several members will tell the story of artifacts and manuscripts from family heirlooms or other items of local historical interest. [Read more…] about Saratoga Co Show & Tell at Brookside Museum
As a result of the positive response to the “Save Brookside Museum” campaign, the Saratoga County Historical Society/Brookside Museum Board of Directors has announced that the museum will reopen in February 2020 after its normal January closure. With significant contributions from the Towns of Ballston and Milton, as well as support from the community, over $65,000 has been received to date. [Read more…] about Brookside Museum Will Re-Open in 2020
The Saratoga County Historical Society is set to host their 19th annual Artisan’s Market at the Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, beginning on Small Business Saturday, November 30th from noon to 5 pm.
A wide selection of hand-crafted products created by local artisans, including soaps and lotions, ornaments, jewelry, spices and syrups, cutting boards and home décor will be available for holiday shopping. Each purchase supports the Saratoga County Historical Society and the local artisans. [Read more…] about Artisan’s Market at Brookside Ballston Spa Saturday
The Saratoga County Historical Society, as part of their Long Room Lecture Series, will present a program entitled “Historical Fiction and Fictional History: Translating the Past in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans” on Thursday, November 21th at 7 PM at Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa.
Elaina Frulla, of SUNY Albany will discuss how the time Cooper spent in Ballston Spa amidst the socio-political climate of the 1820s influenced his depiction of the heroes and villains of The Last of the Mohicans, which is set during the French and Indian War, 70 years earlier. [Read more…] about James Fenimore Cooper Lecture in Saratoga County
The Saratoga County History Roundtable has joined with the Saratoga County Historical Society, in launching a “Save Brookside” Campaign to forestall the potential closing of Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa.
Since its founding in 2018, SCHR has considered Brookside their home and have worked together on a number of history initiatives, including the relaunch of the Saratoga County history journal Gristmill, making local history accessible to Saratoga County fair-goers, and are currently working together on making Oral History narratives available online. [Read more…] about Save Brookside Museum Campaign Launched
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Ballston Spa author and historian David Fiske who questions the persistent claim that Ballston Spa native and Civil War general Abner Doubleday invented the game of baseball in Cooperstown. [Read more…] about Ballston Spa’s Abner Doubleday and Baseball
The Saratoga County History Roundtable is set to present a program entitled “Surgery in Peace and War” on Thursday, October 17th at 7 pm at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa.
Dr. Gerald Stulc will discuss surgery techniques and instruments from the Revolutionary War to the early 20th century. [Read more…] about Surgery in Peace and War Program in Ballston Spa
The Saratoga County History Roundtable is set to present its 2019 Town of Milton Heritage Award, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, on Wednesday, September 18th at 7 pm.
Operated by Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, the West Milton site operates land-based prototypes of shipboard reactor plants. This site is also used to train officers and enlisted personnel for the U.S. Navy’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships. [Read more…] about Kesselring Nuclear Site Marking 70th Anniversary
Members of the Saratoga County History Roundtable and Brookside Museum are set to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abner Doubleday’s birth on June 26, 2019 in Ballston Spa. [Read more…] about Abner Doubleday’s 200th Birthday Celebration Set For Ballston Spa