Horses! Exhibit Now Open A Toy Cannon for July 4th Archeology Camp at Brookside Museum A Small but Important Artifact for Memorial Day April 2016 Long Room Lectures
 

Horses! Exhibit Now Open

The Long Room Gallery at Brookside Museum is now displaying the work of 6 equine artists including Sharon Castro, Sue Clark, Sharon Crute, Connie Bush, Susan Aleksejczyk and Andrea Neiman.   Visit the exhibit Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4 pm and Saturdays from 12 pm – 4 pm.  The exhibit is currently open and […]

A Toy Cannon for July 4th

  One of the unusual items in the collection of the Saratoga County Historical Society is a small cannon.  In the years following the American Revolution, it was common to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with various explosive activities, including fireworks and the firing of cannons.  Some of the cannons had taken part in […]

Archeology Camp at Brookside Museum

                            Brookside Digs: An Archeology Experience.  Best suited for ages 10 – 16, participants will be able to work beside archeologists from Hartgen Archeological Associates and experience a full excavation- from the research to the digging and cleaning to the artifact analysis.  This program brings together […]

A Small but Important Artifact for Memorial Day

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 […]

April 2016 Long Room Lectures

Authors and Researchers Share Their Stories These programs are free and open to the public, though donations are gratefully accepted. Pre-registration is not required. Presentations will be held at Brookside Museum, home of the Saratoga County Historical Society which is located at the intersection of Front Street, Charlton Street and Fairground Avenue in Ballston Spa. […]

Construction Project Notice

10 July 2016

Brookside Museum will be closed for construction on Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12.  We will reopen on Wednesday, July 13 at 10 am.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Horses! Exhibit Now Open

07 July 2016

The Long Room Gallery at Brookside Museum is now displaying the work of 6 equine artists including Sharon Castro, Sue Clark, Sharon Crute, Connie Bush, Susan Aleksejczyk and Andrea Neiman.   Visit the exhibit Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4 pm and Saturdays from 12 pm – 4 pm.  The exhibit is currently open and […]

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A Toy Cannon for July 4th

04 July 2016

  One of the unusual items in the collection of the Saratoga County Historical Society is a small cannon.  In the years following the American Revolution, it was common to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with various explosive activities, including fireworks and the firing of cannons.  Some of the cannons had taken part in […]

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Archeology Camp at Brookside Museum

17 June 2016

                            Brookside Digs: An Archeology Experience.  Best suited for ages 10 – 16, participants will be able to work beside archeologists from Hartgen Archeological Associates and experience a full excavation- from the research to the digging and cleaning to the artifact analysis.  This program brings together […]

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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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April 2016 Long Room Lectures

31 March 2016

Authors and Researchers Share Their Stories These programs are free and open to the public, though donations are gratefully accepted. Pre-registration is not required. Presentations will be held at Brookside Museum, home of the Saratoga County Historical Society which is located at the intersection of Front Street, Charlton Street and Fairground Avenue in Ballston Spa. […]

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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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