Ben Kemp from Grant Cottage State Historic Site is set to speak on the final days the Civil War General and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant on Tuesday, November 5th, at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. This will begin the fifth annual Tuesday Talk series to recognize New York State History Month. [Read more…] about U.S. Grant Talk Planned for Schoharie Crossing
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 County History Roundtable is set to present a program on a forgotten Saratoga County railroad on Thursday, June 13 at 7 pm, at Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, in Ballston Spa. [Read more…] about Forgotten Railroads of Saratoga Co Talk Set
The Ballston Area History Roundtable has announced they have changed their name to the Saratoga County History Roundtable. The new name is in recognition of the expansion of the membership, programs, and community history-related projects of the group.
The mission of the organization is to deepen the understanding of local history through presentations, discussion groups and research by history buffs throughout Saratoga County. [Read more…] about Saratoga County History Roundtable Formed
The Ballston Area History Roundtable is set to commemorate Black History Month with a program entitled “Race and Prejudice in Ante-Bellum Saratoga County” on Wednesday, February 13, at 7 pm, at Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa. [Read more…] about Race and Prejudice in Ante-Bellum Saratoga County
This year marks the 250th anniversary of the final settlement of a dispute between land owners and the Iroquois Confederacy over the rights to one of the largest land grants in colonial New York, the Kayaderosseras
Patent. Important in it own right, this dispute and its eventual resolution sheds light on the politics of land acquisitions from Native Americans in the colonial period. [Read more…] about Kayaderosseras Patent Settlement: A Short History
A new book by Kim McCartney, James Richmond, and Karen Staulters, Milton, New York: A New Town in a New Nation (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018) takes a look at the growth of the shire town of Saratoga County from its first settlement on the eve of the Revolutionary War to the conclusion of the Civil War.
The book offers the story of pioneers, farmers, entrepreneurs, politicians, people of color, industrialists, mill workers, teachers, and soldiers. [Read more…] about Milton, NY: New Local History Published