2019 Programs

2019 Upcoming BAHR Programs 

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

Thursday, January 17.  Discovering Old Newspapers.  Our 2019 programs begin with an opportunity to explore old newspapers from the 19thand 20thcenturies. Upon arrival, attendees will choose the period they would like to explore and receive a copy of a local newspaper from that era. Working together in groups, you can share interesting articles, advertisements and fun facts that illustrate the history of the period, and learn how newspapers evolved over the last 200 years. This program is the first in a series of discussion topics that the BAHR will offer during 2019.

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.