Batter Up! 13th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5k Exhibiting April-September: Ancestors Lost and Found Archeology Camp New Volunteer Opportunities!
 

Batter Up!

100 YEARS OF BASEBALL IN SARATOGA COUNTY Brookside Museum’s fun and fascinating exhibit showcases the teams, rivalries, and cultural and county pride evidenced by the history of America’s new “National Pastime.” Beginning in mid-1850, teams likes the Saratoga Stars, Ballston Sans Soucies, Saratoga Hickories, and Dublin Daisies (a team of Irish immigrants who would likely […]

13th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5k – Time to Register!

Join us on Saturday, August 15th for the 13th annual Jailhouse Rock 5k! Registration is open! Three easy ways to sign up: Print and send the hard copy registration 5k Registration Form_July sign up online at Active.com sign up online at RunSignUp.com Not a runner? Opportunities are still available to join our current sponsors. Please see the 5k Sponsorship […]

Exhibiting April-September: Ancestors Lost and Found

Ancestors Lost and Found is now on view in our New Gallery. This exhibit features stories of historical families from Saratoga County. This very personal exhibition tells the stories of five families and how they came to live in Saratoga County.  The stories unfold using the unique tools of genealogy research.  Census records, pension files, diaries, maps […]

Archeology Camp – August 2015

Have you ever wanted to discover what lies beneath the ground? Join us for this hands- on program where you will participate in all parts of a REAL archeology dig – from the  research to the digging and cleaning to the artifact analysis. This class is open to individuals ages 10-16. Don’t miss this chance […]

New Volunteer Opportunities!

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 […]

Batter Up!

16 July 2015

100 YEARS OF BASEBALL IN SARATOGA COUNTY Brookside Museum’s fun and fascinating exhibit showcases the teams, rivalries, and cultural and county pride evidenced by the history of America’s new “National Pastime.” Beginning in mid-1850, teams likes the Saratoga Stars, Ballston Sans Soucies, Saratoga Hickories, and Dublin Daisies (a team of Irish immigrants who would likely […]

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13th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5k – Time to Register!

09 July 2015

Join us on Saturday, August 15th for the 13th annual Jailhouse Rock 5k! Registration is open! Three easy ways to sign up: Print and send the hard copy registration 5k Registration Form_July sign up online at Active.com sign up online at RunSignUp.com Not a runner? Opportunities are still available to join our current sponsors. Please see the 5k Sponsorship […]

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Exhibiting April-September: Ancestors Lost and Found

08 April 2015

Ancestors Lost and Found is now on view in our New Gallery. This exhibit features stories of historical families from Saratoga County. This very personal exhibition tells the stories of five families and how they came to live in Saratoga County.  The stories unfold using the unique tools of genealogy research.  Census records, pension files, diaries, maps […]

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Archeology Camp – August 2015

13 March 2015

Have you ever wanted to discover what lies beneath the ground? Join us for this hands- on program where you will participate in all parts of a REAL archeology dig – from the  research to the digging and cleaning to the artifact analysis. This class is open to individuals ages 10-16. Don’t miss this chance […]

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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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Jailhouse Rock 5k Results!

18 August 2014

Hi runners, family, and friends - Below are the results! There are two lists – one of the overall and age group winners, and the other of all results. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. An album of photographs will be available on our 5k Facebook later today or tomorrow! Jailhouse […]

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Brookside in Path Through History

21 May 2014

Brookside is now on the Path Through History’s map! We are glad to be a part of this state-wide initiative to raise awareness and bring together important historical museums and sites. Check out our cool new sign!

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Looking Good!

21 April 2014

Thanks to a private donor and the Ballston Spa Lions Club, Brookside has a new fence in the front yard! The previous fence had fallen into dis-repair and badly needed to be replaced, so a private donor purchased the fence materials and about twenty Lions installed it on Saturday, April 19. In addition to the […]

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Little Sleep for BSHS Seniors in 1916

02 April 2014

Below is a portrait of Ballston Spa High School seniors in front of Mt. Vernon, Virginia, April 6, 1926 from the Saratoga County Historical Society collection. A portion of article that appeared in the Ballston Journal on April 5, 1926: “Students At Washington” “The Washington excursionists left Ballston Spa at 4:25pm, April 2nd. We arrived […]

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The Importance of Local History and Community Resources

06 March 2014

Our society is constantly changing. Christa’s letter below is an invaluable demonstration of why local history and community resources remain important, no matter how fast the world moves forward. Here at Brookside, we work hard to remain relevant and current while continuing to help those who believe in remembering our history. Four or Five years […]

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