July Register now for the 12th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5K Join us in August for an Archeology Experience! Brookside on the Map of Blue Star Museums 2014! Brookside in Path Through History
 

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. […]

Register now for the 12th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5K

Register now to get your free t-shirt! The 12th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5k Race will take place on Saturday, August 16 at 8:30 am.   The out-and-back course follows Fairground Avenue, beginning at the top of the hill by the Fairgrounds, continuing out to the correctional facility and then circling back. The 3.1 mile course […]

Join us in August for an Archeology Experience!

On the week of August 4-8, Brookside will be hosting a REAL archeology dig! From 9-3 every day that week, you will be participating in every aspect of the dig from beginning to finish. Come discover what history lies beneath the ground here in Ballston Spa! More updates will be posted about this week long program […]

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 […]

Brookside in Path Through History

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!

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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Register now for the 12th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5K

30 May 2014

Register now to get your free t-shirt! The 12th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5k Race will take place on Saturday, August 16 at 8:30 am.   The out-and-back course follows Fairground Avenue, beginning at the top of the hill by the Fairgrounds, continuing out to the correctional facility and then circling back. The 3.1 mile course […]

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Join us in August for an Archeology Experience!

28 May 2014

On the week of August 4-8, Brookside will be hosting a REAL archeology dig! From 9-3 every day that week, you will be participating in every aspect of the dig from beginning to finish. Come discover what history lies beneath the ground here in Ballston Spa! More updates will be posted about this week long program […]

Read the full story

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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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Would You Like to Help Organize an Awesome 5k Race?

26 April 2014

Be part of an exciting event this August! Brookside’s Jailhouse Rock 5K needs a few people to help organize the event. If you are interested in helping out, these volunteer positions are open: SPONSOR REPRESENTATIVE RUNNER REGISTRAR RUNNER SERVICES MANAGER PROMOTER VOLUNTEER MANAGER    Click here for position descriptions, OR fill out this form if you […]

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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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