Archeology Camp at Brookside Museum A Small but Important Artifact for Memorial Day Art | Teacher Exhibit at Brookside April 2016 Long Room Lectures Brookside Gown Featured in New Book on Regency Clothing
 

Archeology Camp at Brookside Museum

                            Brookside Digs: An Archeology Experience.  Best suited for ages 10 – 16, participants will be able to work beside archeologists from Hartgen Archeological Associates and experience a full excavation- from the research to the digging and cleaning to the artifact analysis.  This program brings together […]

A Small but Important Artifact for Memorial Day

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 […]

Art | Teacher Exhibit at Brookside

Brookside Museum presents the second annual Art | Teacher exhibition, beginning May 31.  Join us for the official exhibit opening on Friday, June 3, as part of the Ballston Spa First Friday festivities.                                 Want to help us spread the […]

April 2016 Long Room Lectures

Authors and Researchers Share Their Stories These programs are free and open to the public, though donations are gratefully accepted. Pre-registration is not required. Presentations will be held at Brookside Museum, home of the Saratoga County Historical Society which is located at the intersection of Front Street, Charlton Street and Fairground Avenue in Ballston Spa. […]

Brookside Gown Featured in New Book on Regency Clothing

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 […]

Archeology Camp at Brookside Museum

17 June 2016

                            Brookside Digs: An Archeology Experience.  Best suited for ages 10 – 16, participants will be able to work beside archeologists from Hartgen Archeological Associates and experience a full excavation- from the research to the digging and cleaning to the artifact analysis.  This program brings together […]

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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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Art | Teacher Exhibit at Brookside

27 May 2016

Brookside Museum presents the second annual Art | Teacher exhibition, beginning May 31.  Join us for the official exhibit opening on Friday, June 3, as part of the Ballston Spa First Friday festivities.                                 Want to help us spread the […]

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April 2016 Long Room Lectures

31 March 2016

Authors and Researchers Share Their Stories These programs are free and open to the public, though donations are gratefully accepted. Pre-registration is not required. Presentations will be held at Brookside Museum, home of the Saratoga County Historical Society which is located at the intersection of Front Street, Charlton Street and Fairground Avenue in Ballston Spa. […]

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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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“A Dollar and a Dream” in the Early 19th Century

12 January 2016

With a possible payout of over one billion dollars, everyone’s attention seems to be focused on the Powerball Lottery drawing.  But did you know that lotteries have been around for a very long time? References to lotteries date back over two thousand years in China and Rome.  Closer to home, lotteries were used to finance […]

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Happy New Year & January Update

01 January 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 2nd 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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