2019 Programs

2019 Upcoming BAHR Programs – Preliminary

All programs are at Brookside Museum, Ballston Spa at 7 PM  unless otherwise noted

Thursday January 17 – Exploring Old Newspapers– Attendees will receive copies of old newspapers during the meeting, review and discuss their content – news articles, political issues, advertisements, etc.

Wednesday, Feb 13Race and Prejudice in Ante-bellum Saratoga County. Jim Richmond will lead a discussion on the treatment of non-whites in the period between the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Thursday March 21 – Medicine in Saratoga CountyBAHR members Anne Clothier and Dr Gerald Stulc will discuss local 19thcentury medical practices.

Wednesday April 17 – History isn’t Old, It’s New! Ballston Town Historian Rick Reynolds will lead a program that connects the past to present. Find out why an old desk, a French connection and a past love affair have meaning for us today.

Wednesday May 15 – Dredging up the Past– Clifton Park Historian John Scherer will discuss his approach to researching Clifton Park History.

Thursday June 13 – Ballston vs Saratoga– Jim Richmond and Charlie Kuenzel will face off in a discussion of the rivalry that developed between the villages of Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs in  the early years of the 19thcentury.