Brookside Digs Archeology Experience February 13, 1919: Dusty Roads in Ballston Spa Invented in Saratoga County
 

Brookside Digs Archeology Experience

Join us for a truly memorable summertime experience as you participate in a real archeology excavation! We can’t wait to start digging in the dirt this summer at Brookside Digs! July 31-August 4, Hartgen Archeological Associates will lead a real excavation and work with participants to make new discoveries about the history of Brookside and […]

February 13, 1919: Dusty Roads in Ballston Spa

Here’s a peek into what was happening in Ballston Spa 98 years ago thanks to the newspaper archive found at fultonhistory.com. In the “Of Local Interest” section, numerous parties, programs and theatrical shows were publicized. The addition of an electric coffee grinder to the equipment of the Hudson Store on Front Street created some buzz […]

Invented in Saratoga County

Visit our latest exhibit, Invented in Saratoga County! Discover the stories of local individuals who sought to improve or streamline manufacturing, transportation, warfare, firefighting, entertainment and everyday life. This is a great opportunity for kids to explore as well, since we have an invention station with all sorts of fun activities and items for creating […]

Brookside Digs Archeology Experience

27 March 2017

Join us for a truly memorable summertime experience as you participate in a real archeology excavation! We can’t wait to start digging in the dirt this summer at Brookside Digs! July 31-August 4, Hartgen Archeological Associates will lead a real excavation and work with participants to make new discoveries about the history of Brookside and […]

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2017 Spring Programs and Events

27 March 2017

Join us for these great upcoming events at Brookside!  We’re looking forward to hearing from some great presenters and organizations this spring.  All of these events are free and open to the public. Want to help spread the word? A printable pdf document is available here: 2017 Spring Programs 3.27 These posters can be printed out and posted at […]

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Visions: An Exhibit by Artists from Living Resources

03 March 2017

Discover over 60 pieces of unique art created by the artists at Living Resources. This is our third year of having Living Resources artists display their work at Brookside, and the show gets better every year. The title of this year’s show is Visions. The exhibition will be open through March 30, 2017.

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Invented in Saratoga County

13 February 2017

Visit our latest exhibit, Invented in Saratoga County! Discover the stories of local individuals who sought to improve or streamline manufacturing, transportation, warfare, firefighting, entertainment and everyday life. This is a great opportunity for kids to explore as well, since we have an invention station with all sorts of fun activities and items for creating […]

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February 13, 1919: Dusty Roads in Ballston Spa

13 February 2017

Here’s a peek into what was happening in Ballston Spa 98 years ago thanks to the newspaper archive found at fultonhistory.com. In the “Of Local Interest” section, numerous parties, programs and theatrical shows were publicized. The addition of an electric coffee grinder to the equipment of the Hudson Store on Front Street created some buzz […]

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Happy New Year & January Update

30 December 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 1st 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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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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