Frederick Douglass Visits Saratoga County in 1849 A Happy New Year Brook
 

Frederick Douglass Visits Saratoga County in 1849

While online today, you may have noticed that today’s “Google Doodle” honors Frederick Douglass.  Born on an unknown date around 1818, he later chose to celebrate his birthday on February 14.  The famed abolitionist orator visited Saratoga County on a few occasions through the nineteenth century.  In 1849, he included Schuylerville, Quaker Springs, and Dean’s Corners […]

A “Happy Family” of Squirrels in Ballston Spa in 1883

Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day.  (Don’t believe us?  Get the rest of the story at this link.) Do you like squirrels? Ballston Spa resident Sherman Hayner certainly did.  Check out this article from the October 25, 1883 Saratoga Sentinel. The text reads: Sherman Hayner, of the Hayner house, has added two fox squirrels, male and female, […]

“A Dollar and a Dream” in the Early 19th Century

With a possible payout of over one billion dollars, everyone’s attention seems to be focused on the Powerball Lottery drawing.  But did you know that lotteries have been around for a very long time? References to lotteries date back over two thousand years in China and Rome.  Closer to home, lotteries were used to finance […]

Happy New Year & January Update

  “Wishing You A Sunny New Year” from all of us at Brookside! We will be closed to the public for the next month, reopening on Tuesday, February 2nd at 10 am. If you need to contact us, we recommend sending an email to info@brooksidemuseum.org Link to New Year’s Postcard on SCHS Online Collections Database.

Brook’toberfest 2015 was a success!!

Brook’toberfest 2015 was a great success! Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and OUR GUESTS! Hope you all had a great time. Stay tuned for event pictures, raffle winners and more!

Frederick Douglass Visits Saratoga County in 1849

01 February 2016

While online today, you may have noticed that today’s “Google Doodle” honors Frederick Douglass.  Born on an unknown date around 1818, he later chose to celebrate his birthday on February 14.  The famed abolitionist orator visited Saratoga County on a few occasions through the nineteenth century.  In 1849, he included Schuylerville, Quaker Springs, and Dean’s Corners […]

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A “Happy Family” of Squirrels in Ballston Spa in 1883

21 January 2016

Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day.  (Don’t believe us?  Get the rest of the story at this link.) Do you like squirrels? Ballston Spa resident Sherman Hayner certainly did.  Check out this article from the October 25, 1883 Saratoga Sentinel. The text reads: Sherman Hayner, of the Hayner house, has added two fox squirrels, male and female, […]

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“A Dollar and a Dream” in the Early 19th Century

12 January 2016

With a possible payout of over one billion dollars, everyone’s attention seems to be focused on the Powerball Lottery drawing.  But did you know that lotteries have been around for a very long time? References to lotteries date back over two thousand years in China and Rome.  Closer to home, lotteries were used to finance […]

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Happy New Year & January Update

01 January 2016

  “Wishing You A Sunny New Year” from all of us at Brookside! We will be closed to the public for the next month, reopening on Tuesday, February 2nd at 10 am. If you need to contact us, we recommend sending an email to info@brooksidemuseum.org Link to New Year’s Postcard on SCHS Online Collections Database.

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Exhibit – An Artist’s Way: Oils and Mixed Media by Pat McEvoy

05 November 2015

An Artist’s Way: Oils and Mixed Media by Pat McEvoy Nov. 6-Dec. 23, 2015 Join us! Friday, November 6, from 5 – 8pm at the opening reception for An Artist’s Way, a new exhibit of works by Saratoga Springs artist Pat McEvoy. McEvoy’s beautifully colorful works focus both on the majesty of landscapes and the simplicity of happenstance still-lifes. […]

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Long Room Lecture Series – Thursdays in November

03 November 2015

Long Room Lecture Series   Authors and Researchers Share Their Stories   War on the Middleline: The 1780 Ballston Raid   Thursday, November 19 7:00 pm Join us on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm for “War on the Middleline,” a presentation by Jim Richmond, a local independent historian.  He will discuss the story of […]

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Brook’toberfest 2015 was a success!!

05 October 2015

Brook’toberfest 2015 was a great success! Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and OUR GUESTS! Hope you all had a great time. Stay tuned for event pictures, raffle winners and more!

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It’s that time of year- planning for school programs!

26 August 2015

It’s getting to be that time of year!  Teachers are planning lessons, classroom visitors and field trips.  If you are a teacher or administrator, consider exploring our assorted educational programs.  We love to welcome students to programs here at the museum and we are also happy to travel to your classroom. Native New York   (Best […]

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Race Results!

20 August 2015

Race Results! Overall Race Results By Age Groups  Many thanks to all of our runners, volunteers, staff and sponsors!

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Bathers on the Beach, Saratoga Lake circa 1910

Bathers on the Beach, Saratoga Lake

14 August 2015

  Enjoying a sunny summer day at Brown’s Beach in Stillwater today, it is almost possible to imagine oneself in this 100-year old postcard.  Remove powerboats, jet skis, and parking lots, and add reams of fabric to your bathing suit, and you’re there!

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New Volunteer Opportunities!

25 February 2015

Brookside Ambassadors Brookside is looking for a few friendly volunteers to staff our new front desk! Brookside Ambassadors are the public face of the museum.  They will greet visitors, handle museum store sales, assist with clerical tasks and help keep the public areas of the museum tidy.  Interested volunteers would need to be able to commit to […]

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