Brooktoberfest is Coming! Sept Jailhouse Rock 5k Results! July Brookside on the Map of Blue Star Museums 2014!
 

Brooktoberfest is Coming!

Please join us for the 20th annual Brooktoberfest! Featured will be a silent auction of goods and services donated by local businesses and individuals, a mouth-watering culinary tour of Saratoga County provided by local eateries, lively music by Hot Club of Saratoga, good friends and good times! Proceeds from Brooktoberfest: A Taste & Sip of […]

Sept & Oct Exhibit: Storied Playthings

Join us for the opening of Storied Playthings on Friday the 5th at 5pm. We will be exhibiting work by local artist Jennifer Maher, who is most well known for painting toys, dolls, and other cherished childhood objects – some of which are in our collection! Though Jennifer has had a life-long interest in these objects, the birth of […]

Jailhouse Rock 5k Results!

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 […]

July & August Exhibit: “Perspectives”

In our Long Room, we have three photographers who are displaying their work -Dona Ann McAdams, Carole Williams, and Sharon Castro. These three women will be present at the opening reception on the night of July 22nd from 5-8pm. The show will run through August 29th. Dona Ann McAdams visits the backstretch of the Saratoga racetrack and the people every summer. […]

Brookside on the Map of Blue Star Museums 2014!

Brookside is proud to announce we are part of the Blue Star Museum map this year again! What does that mean? From Memorial Day through Labor Day, active military members as well as their families can visit the museum free of charge. This means you can stop by all summer long and look at our […]

Brooktoberfest is Coming!

03 September 2014

Please join us for the 20th annual Brooktoberfest! Featured will be a silent auction of goods and services donated by local businesses and individuals, a mouth-watering culinary tour of Saratoga County provided by local eateries, lively music by Hot Club of Saratoga, good friends and good times! Proceeds from Brooktoberfest: A Taste & Sip of […]

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Sept & Oct Exhibit: Storied Playthings

20 August 2014

Join us for the opening of Storied Playthings on Friday the 5th at 5pm. We will be exhibiting work by local artist Jennifer Maher, who is most well known for painting toys, dolls, and other cherished childhood objects – some of which are in our collection! Though Jennifer has had a life-long interest in these objects, the birth of […]

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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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July & August Exhibit: “Perspectives”

29 June 2014

In our Long Room, we have three photographers who are displaying their work -Dona Ann McAdams, Carole Williams, and Sharon Castro. These three women will be present at the opening reception on the night of July 22nd from 5-8pm. The show will run through August 29th. Dona Ann McAdams visits the backstretch of the Saratoga racetrack and the people every summer. […]

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Brookside on the Map of Blue Star Museums 2014!

27 May 2014

Brookside is proud to announce we are part of the Blue Star Museum map this year again! What does that mean? From Memorial Day through Labor Day, active military members as well as their families can visit the museum free of charge. This means you can stop by all summer long and look at our […]

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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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Brookside Now on Instagram with Our Own Hashtag!

14 March 2014

We bring some exciting news for you smartphone users – Brookside Museum is now on Instagram! Though our posts will be connected to Facebook and Twitter, you can still look at our image updates online if you do not have a smart phone OR accounts with those sites! Check it out here: http://instagram.com/brooksidemuseum Use the hashtag […]

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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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