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Artisans Market Hours

NEW HOLIDAY HOURS through December 23, 2016 Monday - Thursday 10 am to 4 pm Friday 10 am to 7 pm Saturday 11 am to 5 pm Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm

Brookside Museum Artisan Market

Calling all Artisans! We are looking for talented local makers to be part of this year’s Artisan Market at Brookside Museum this holiday season! Please contact Beth at bsilvestri@brooksidemuseum.org for information. 2016-artisan-market-application

Fall Programs at Brookside

  LONG ROOM LECTURE: HAWKWOOD: DIGGING UP THE PAST Thursday, November 3 7:00 pm Town of Ballston Historian Rick Reynolds will discuss the recent archeology excavations and research surrounding the Hawkwood Mansion site and nature preserve project in the Town of Ballston. Pre-registration is not required. The program is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. […]

Brook’toberfest 2016

Please join us for Brook'toberfest 2016. A fun evening where our culinary history will inspire a 21st century menu. Thursday October 13, 2016, Excelsior Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY, 6:00-9:00 pm. Tickets are still available - RSVP today!

Journeys Art Exhibit Coming to Brookside’s Long Room Gallery

                          Local artist and author, Eva Marie Loucks announced she will have a solo art exhibition, Journeys, at the Brookside Museum, Saratoga County Historical Society’s Long Room Gallery September 9th – November 5th, with an artist reception on Friday, October 7th, from 6:00-8:00 PM. This exhibit will featuring 38 works […]

Artisans Market Hours

28 November 2016

NEW HOLIDAY HOURS through December 23, 2016 Monday - Thursday 10 am to 4 pm Friday 10 am to 7 pm Saturday 11 am to 5 pm Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm

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Brookside Museum Artisan Market

27 October 2016

Calling all Artisans! We are looking for talented local makers to be part of this year’s Artisan Market at Brookside Museum this holiday season! Please contact Beth at bsilvestri@brooksidemuseum.org for information. 2016-artisan-market-application

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Fall Programs at Brookside

15 October 2016

  LONG ROOM LECTURE: HAWKWOOD: DIGGING UP THE PAST Thursday, November 3 7:00 pm Town of Ballston Historian Rick Reynolds will discuss the recent archeology excavations and research surrounding the Hawkwood Mansion site and nature preserve project in the Town of Ballston. Pre-registration is not required. The program is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. […]

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Brook’toberfest 2016

10 October 2016

Please join us for Brook'toberfest 2016. A fun evening where our culinary history will inspire a 21st century menu. Thursday October 13, 2016, Excelsior Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY, 6:00-9:00 pm. Tickets are still available - RSVP today!

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Journeys Art Exhibit Coming to Brookside’s Long Room Gallery

07 September 2016

                          Local artist and author, Eva Marie Loucks announced she will have a solo art exhibition, Journeys, at the Brookside Museum, Saratoga County Historical Society’s Long Room Gallery September 9th – November 5th, with an artist reception on Friday, October 7th, from 6:00-8:00 PM. This exhibit will featuring 38 works […]

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A Small but Important Artifact for Memorial Day

27 May 2016

Within Brookside’s collection is a small artifact, that appears on first glimpse to be a coin.  However, the story is far more fascinating and touching than anyone might expect.  This item is the identification badge or “dog tag” of Corporal William Secor of the 2nd Vermont Regiment.  Originally from Saratoga County, young William, a carriage maker’s […]

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Brookside Gown Featured in New Book on Regency Clothing

23 March 2016

Congratulations to former Brookside volunteer Cassidy Percoco on the publication of her new book “Regency Women’s Dress: Techniques and Patterns 1800-1830.” One of the dresses in the book is from our collection, it is a beautiful unlined white cotton dress embroidered heavily in white cotton thread.  Cassidy’s book offers many patterns of Regency era dresses […]

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Saratoga County Leap Year Observations

29 February 2016

As today is February 29, we find ourselves curious about how Leap Year has been observed in Saratoga County in the past.  Here are a few snippets collected from the always useful www.FultonHistory.com historical newspapers site that give us a glimpse into Leap Years past. January 29, 1880, found Corinth residents planning ahead for a […]

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Teething, Nineteenth Century Style

26 February 2016

Teething is one of the many challenges of both childhood and parenthood. It is a painful, tiring, and patience-testing experience for all involved. One hundred years ago, mothers frequently saw advertisements offering relief for their babies and promising rest to exhausted parents. However, some remedies had tragic consequences.

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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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