Brookside Digs Archeology Experience February 13, 1919: Dusty Roads in Ballston Spa Invented in Saratoga County

Brookside Digs Archeology Experience

Join us for a truly memorable summertime experience as you participate in a real archeology excavation! We can’t wait to start digging in the dirt this summer at Brookside Digs! July 31-August 4, Hartgen Archeological Associates will lead a real excavation and work with participants to make new discoveries about the history of Brookside and […]

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 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 […]

Invented in Saratoga County

Visit our latest exhibit, Invented in Saratoga County! Discover the stories of local individuals who sought to improve or streamline manufacturing, transportation, warfare, firefighting, entertainment and everyday life. This is a great opportunity for kids to explore as well, since we have an invention station with all sorts of fun activities and items for creating […]

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 Link to New Year’s Postcard on SCHS Online Collections Database.

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Artisans Market Hours

28 November 2016

NEW HOLIDAY HOURS through December 23, 2016 Monday - Thursday 10 am to 4 pm Friday 10 am to 7 pm Saturday 11 am to 5 pm Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm

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Brookside Museum Artisan Market

27 October 2016

Calling all Artisans! We are looking for talented local makers to be part of this year’s Artisan Market at Brookside Museum this holiday season! Please contact Beth at for information. 2016-artisan-market-application

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Fall Programs at Brookside

15 October 2016

  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. […]

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