THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The Saratoga County History Roundtable and Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County are set to host a genealogy workshop on Thursday, March 19th, at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. [Read more…] about POSTPONED: Genealogy Workshop Set For Saratoga Co
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Saratoga County History Roundtable (SCHR) is set to continue their Oral History initiative on Saturday, February 22nd, with “Creating Oral History,” a presentation by members of the Rutgers University Oral History Team. [Read more…] about Saratoga County Oral History Workshop
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
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
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
This week on The Historians Podcast our guest is Jim Richmond, coordinator of the Saratoga County History Roundtable. He discusses the growth of interest in local history in Saratoga County. [Read more…] about A Growing Interest in Saratoga County History
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
The Saratoga Country History Roundtable is set to sponsor a walking tour of the Vischer Ferry Historic District on Saturday, July 27 at 10 am. The Tour will be led by Clifton Park Historian John Scherer. [Read more…] about Vischer Ferry Historic District Walking Tour July 27th
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