Members of the Saratoga County History Roundtable and Brookside Museum are set to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abner Doubleday’s birth on June 26, 2019 in Ballston Spa.
There will be a cake and presentations by David Fiske and John Cromie on aspects of Doubleday’s life. Though credited with having designed the game of baseball, research in recent years has cast doubt on that.
Doubleday, an Army officer who was present at the outbreak of the Civil War, and who participated in other battles–eventually attained the rank of Major General. He continued to serve in the Army after the War, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
A walk to view the Doubleday House, where Doubleday lived when he was a young boy, starts in front of Brookside Museum at 6:30 pm. Along the way, some commentary will be given about what Ballston Spa was like in 1819–the year Doubleday was born. In case of inclement weather, the walk will be canceled.
The talk and birthday party will be held at 7:30 pm at Brookside Museum at 6 Charlton Street.
For more information, call Brookside Museum at (518) 885-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.