During the Civil War, Colonel Simeon Sammons received authority to recruit a regiment in the counties of Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, and Saratoga, with headquarters at Fonda. On August 26, 1862, it mustered into the service of the United States for three years as the 115th New York Infantry Regiment, known as the “Iron-Hearted Regiment.” [Read more…] about The 115th New York: The Iron Hearted Regiment During The Civil War
Many citizens of Ballston Spa in Saratoga County will be aware that in the nineteenth century the east end of Front Street boasted a sumptuous hotel called the Sans Souci. Some of these residents may have mused upon the great events, including grand balls, which might have enlivened this hotel back in the day, even ones graced by the presence of European royalty on occasion. [Read more…] about Ballston Spa’s 19th Century Grand Balls in Competition
The History Center at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa has released its tour schedule for 2023. Five Tours have been scheduled from mid- July through September. [Read more…] about Saratoga County History Tours Announced for 2023
The Saratoga County History Center will host the Saratoga Chips and Beer Festival on Saturday, November 12th, at the Brookside Museum, located at 21 Fairground Avenue, in Ballston Spa, NY. [Read more…] about Saratoga Chips and Beer Festival November 12th
To celebrate the Bicentennial of Ulysses S. Grant‘s Birthday, the Presidential Library at Mississippi State University has created a traveling exhibit about Grant’s life. Banners describe his life from his humble beginnings until his accession to the United States presidency.
The exhibition will be presented at the Brookside Museum at the Saratoga County History Center in Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, NY as part of an agreement between Friends of Grant Cottage. [Read more…] about Ulysses S Grant Exhibit at Brookside Museum
The Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, NY is seeking craft vendors for its 22nd Annual Artisan’s Market.
This juried market is to be held at the Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum (SCHC @ Brookside Museum) from November 26th through December 24th. [Read more…] about Brookside Museum Artisan Market Seeking Vendors
“In the Saratoga Style,” explores the many stories that have claimed to explain the story behind the potato chip, from disgruntled customers to kitchen mishaps. The history of George Crum is examined, along with his experiences as a cook and outdoor guide of African and Native American ancestry. This exhibit will examine this contender for inventor of potato chips, along with other possible innovators who may have been responsible for the irresistibly crispy potatoes. [Read more…] about Saratoga Potato Chips and Their Folklore Exhibit Opens Saturday
The Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum will open a new exhibit, “County Life in Photographs,” on Thursday, May 5th, with a 7 pm reception.
The exhibit includes 26 images of gatherings in Saratoga County between the 1870 and 1950, interpreting the ways in which county residents interacted in social, political, and celebratory contexts. [Read more…] about Saratoga County Life in Photographs Exhibit Opens May 5th
On March 8th, 2022, the Saratoga County History Center hosted a gala at Brookside Museum to celebrate the inaugural winners of the Saratoga County Public History Award: Carol Godette and James Richmond. [Read more…] about Saratoga County History Center Holds Awards Ceremony
The Lattimore family were key figures in the establishment of a viable and thriving Black community in Albany and became important links with the anti-slavery and abolition movements. They continued their influence after moving to the Town of Moreau and Saratoga Springs during the mid-nineteenth century.
The Saratoga County History Roundtable will host “The Lattimore Circle,” a program by retired librarians Julie O’Connor and Lorie Wies on Saturday, February 19th, at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, NY, and virtually. [Read more…] about Saratoga County Black History: The Lattimore Circle