LONG ROOM LECTURE: HAWKWOOD: DIGGING UP THE PAST
Thursday, November 3 7:00 pm
Town of Ballston Historian Rick Reynolds will discuss the recent archeology excavations and research surrounding the Hawkwood Mansion site and nature preserve project in the Town of Ballston.
Pre-registration is not required. The program is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
BALLSTON SPA WALKING TOUR
Sunday, November 6 2:00 pm
Explore the village of Ballston Spa and step back in time, looking at historic images and early maps. We will travel approximately one and a half miles on foot within the village, please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Pre-registration is required by Saturday, November 5, by sending an email with subject heading “Walking Tour” to firstname.lastname@example.org. $5 per person, free for SCHS members and current BSCSD students and teachers.
BALLSTON SPA FIRST FRIDAY: POP UP TINTYPE STUDIO AND PHOTO HISTORY EXHIBIT
Friday, November 4 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Look History in the Eye: Immerse yourself in the history of photography and portraits at Brookside Museum. Visit our pop-up exhibit and view examples of photographs from the nineteenth century. Explore the equipment that was used to capture a tintype, or an image on a thin metal sheet. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors will have an opportunity to have their 4×5 tintype portrait made for the special price of $40 by photographer Craig Murphy of Glens Falls Art. Other portrait sizes will also be available that night.
LONG ROOM LECTURE: WAR ON THE MIDDLELINE
Thursday, November 10 7:00 pm
Brookside is hosting author Jim Richmond for a book signing and program about his research into the 1780 Ballston Raid. Discover the hardships experienced by our first settlers during the American Revolution that pitted neighbor against neighbor. Books will be available for $18 each, with $3 donated to Brookside. Pre-registration is not required. The program is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
LONG ROOM LECTURE: THE MINERAL SPRINGS OF BALLSTON SPA
Thursday, November 17 7:00 pm
Join Brookside researcher Sam McKenzie for an exploration of the mineral springs of Ballston Spa. Learn about the history, economy and influence of the many springs that have quenched residents’ and visitors’ thirsts for over two centuries. Pre-registration is not required. The program is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Programs are subject to change due to weather, illness and other circumstances.
Please check our website, Facebook page or call ahead to make sure that programs are running as scheduled.
The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside is a non-profit organization located in Ballston Spa that inspires community memory by telling the story of Saratoga County through engaging exhibits and interactive programs. Brookside’s programs and services are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.