Until April 25 Upcoming: Art Exhibit Displays Ballston Spa High School Student Art Coming Up in May Join us in August for an Archeology Experience! Brookside Now on Instagram with Our Own Hashtag!
 

Until April 25 – “The Creative Mind”

The Creative Mind, a new exhibit featuring the work of Karin Vollkommer, will open March 7th and run through April 25th. A free reception will be held during Ballston Spa’s First Friday Celebration at Brookside starting at 5pm. Vollkommer is known for her original paintings and working with historic prints under her business “Vintage Daydreams,” some of which can be […]

Upcoming: Art Exhibit Displays Ballston Spa High School Student Art

  Ballston Spa High School student art will be on display at Brookside  from Thursday May 1st until Tuesday, May 13th. The juried art exhibition will include photographs, acrylic paintings, cut-paper reliefs, ceramics, and sculptures made by 9th to 12th grade students. An opening reception on Friday, May 2, from 5-8pm is one of the […]

Coming Up in May – Genealogy 101!

Brookside is once again offering Genealogy 101! Join us on May Thursdays, the 15th, 22nd, and 29th to strengthen your genealogy research skills, and learn from expert Pat Peck, who will be leafing the class. This three-session class costs only $45 per person, or $40 if you are a member. Please feel free to call […]

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 Now on Instagram with Our Own Hashtag!

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 […]

Until April 25 – “The Creative Mind”

15 April 2014

The Creative Mind, a new exhibit featuring the work of Karin Vollkommer, will open March 7th and run through April 25th. A free reception will be held during Ballston Spa’s First Friday Celebration at Brookside starting at 5pm. Vollkommer is known for her original paintings and working with historic prints under her business “Vintage Daydreams,” some of which can be […]

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Upcoming: Art Exhibit Displays Ballston Spa High School Student Art

13 April 2014

  Ballston Spa High School student art will be on display at Brookside  from Thursday May 1st until Tuesday, May 13th. The juried art exhibition will include photographs, acrylic paintings, cut-paper reliefs, ceramics, and sculptures made by 9th to 12th grade students. An opening reception on Friday, May 2, from 5-8pm is one of the […]

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Coming Up in May – Genealogy 101!

11 April 2014

Brookside is once again offering Genealogy 101! Join us on May Thursdays, the 15th, 22nd, and 29th to strengthen your genealogy research skills, and learn from expert Pat Peck, who will be leafing the class. This three-session class costs only $45 per person, or $40 if you are a member. Please feel free to call […]

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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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Join us in August for an Archeology Experience!

02 April 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 […]

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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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Ice Cream Social offered at Brookside During April School Break

14 March 2014

Join us for ice cream, music, crafts and games on April 16! Children will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the 1890s and learn about a timeless sweet treat- Ice Cream!  Brookside Museum will host an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, April 16 between 10am and 12pm and again between 1 pm […]

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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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Thank you…

31 December 2013

Here’s to all the wonders the New Year brings, and especially to the inspiration that comes with having a chance to start over. On behalf of Brookside’s staff and Board, have a happy, happy New Year!

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Historic Photographs in the Gift Shop!

11 December 2013

Historic photographs make a great gift!

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