This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Ballston Spa author and historian David Fiske who questions the persistent claim that Ballston Spa native and Civil War general Abner Doubleday invented the game of baseball in Cooperstown. [Read more…] about Ballston Spa’s Abner Doubleday and Baseball
The Saratoga County History Roundtable is set to present a program entitled “Surgery in Peace and War” on Thursday, October 17th at 7 pm at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa.
Dr. Gerald Stulc will discuss surgery techniques and instruments from the Revolutionary War to the early 20th century. [Read more…] about Surgery in Peace and War Program in Ballston Spa
The Saratoga County History Roundtable is set to present its 2019 Town of Milton Heritage Award, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, on Wednesday, September 18th at 7 pm.
Operated by Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, the West Milton site operates land-based prototypes of shipboard reactor plants. This site is also used to train officers and enlisted personnel for the U.S. Navy’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships. [Read more…] about Kesselring Nuclear Site Marking 70th Anniversary
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. [Read more…] about Abner Doubleday’s 200th Birthday Celebration Set For Ballston Spa
The Saratoga County History Roundtable is set to present a program on a forgotten Saratoga County railroad on Thursday, June 13 at 7 pm, at Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, in Ballston Spa. [Read more…] about Forgotten Railroads of Saratoga Co Talk Set
The Ballston Area History Roundtable has announced they have changed their name to the Saratoga County History Roundtable. The new name is in recognition of the expansion of the membership, programs, and community history-related projects of the group.
The mission of the organization is to deepen the understanding of local history through presentations, discussion groups and research by history buffs throughout Saratoga County. [Read more…] about Saratoga County History Roundtable Formed
The Ballston Area History Roundtable is set to commemorate Black History Month with a program entitled “Race and Prejudice in Ante-Bellum Saratoga County” on Wednesday, February 13, at 7 pm, at Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa. [Read more…] about Race and Prejudice in Ante-Bellum Saratoga County
On Saturday July 21 at 11 am, David Fiske is set to lead a walking tour at the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery. During the one-hour tour, participants will view the grave sites of some important industrialists from Ballston Spa’s history, while Fiske tells their stories.
Among the individuals highlighted will be some early industrialists, such as Isaiah Blood and George West. Also included will be more recent business people, notably Donald K. Stewart, the founder of the local dairy outlet that later became the convenience store chain. [Read more…] about Ballston Spa Village Cemetery Tour July 21
The town of Milton’s only village, Ballston Spa, once attracted many tourists to its mineral springs. Later it was home to a manufacturer known as “the paper bag king.” Starr has written 15 books on Saratoga County and Capital Region topics, focusing on railroads, inventions, and industries. You can listen to the entire podcast here. [Read more…] about Town of Milton History on The Historians Podcast
This week “The Historians” podcast features historian David Fiske with the story of the chocolate factory that used to be located in Ballston Spa. Fiske also has the latest on his research of the Ballston Spa trial of Solomon Northup’s kidnappers. Fiske was one of the coauthors of Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of “Twelve Years a Slave” (Praeger, 2013) Listen at “The Historians” online archive at http://www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians/
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