Holiday Hours Artisan Saratoga Arts in Public Places February 13, 1919: Dusty Roads in Ballston Spa
 

Holiday Hours

We will be open 7 days a week starting on Small Business Saturday, November 25 and ending December 23rd.  Come see what is new at the museum and shop at the Artisan’s Market. Our hours will be: Monday-Thursday 10 am – 4 pm Friday 10 am – 7 pm Saturday 11 am – 5 pm […]

Artisan’s Market

Come to the Saratoga County Historical Society Saturday November 25, 2017 through Saturday December 23, 2017 during business hours and shop for the holidays.

Saratoga Arts in Public Places

  Join us for this month’s exhibit in conjunction with Saratoga Art in Public Places program. This month’s featured artists are local photographer Cathy Hall and local painter Shannon M. Wilson. The exhibit will be on display until September 30.

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 […]

Holiday Hours

19 November 2017

We will be open 7 days a week starting on Small Business Saturday, November 25 and ending December 23rd.  Come see what is new at the museum and shop at the Artisan’s Market. Our hours will be: Monday-Thursday 10 am – 4 pm Friday 10 am – 7 pm Saturday 11 am – 5 pm […]

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Artisan’s Market

12 November 2017

Come to the Saratoga County Historical Society Saturday November 25, 2017 through Saturday December 23, 2017 during business hours and shop for the holidays.

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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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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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Fresh Paint Open House

12 November 2017

Join us as we share our gratitude to everyone involved in the recent painting project on Wednesday November 15, 2017 3 to 4 pm.

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Saratoga Arts in Public Places

18 October 2017

  Join us for this month’s exhibit in conjunction with Saratoga Art in Public Places program. This month’s featured artists are local photographer Cathy Hall and local painter Shannon M. Wilson. The exhibit will be on display until September 30.

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