War Heros

Local War Heroes This article summarizes presentations made at the November 20, 2018 meeting of the BAHR at Brookside Museum by Jim Richmond, Lauren Roberts and Paul Perreault on four local war heroes from Saratoga County who served in four different wars. JAMES GORDON – REVOLUTIONARY WAR (Jim Richmond)                                                                                                                     As the Lt Colonel of … More War Heros

Rock City Falls

 Rock City Falls This article is based on presentations made by Jim Richmond and Karen Staulters at the Simpson Methodist Church in Rock City Falls on September 20,2018 The Great Falls of the Kayaderosseras The hamlet of Rock City Falls is spread out along the Kayaderosseras Creek as it descends southeastward through the town of … More Rock City Falls

Historical Resources in Saratoga County

Saratoga County offers many resources for researching local history and genealogy. A sampling of those resources were on display at a recent meeting of the Ballston Area History Roundtable at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. Five historians presented a brief overview of their collections in repositories in Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs.  The purpose of … More Historical Resources in Saratoga County

Preston Family

The Preston Family of Galway, New York   – Alan Maddaus The book, Galway 1900-1949 A Photographic History, mentions my childhood home in Galway and renewed my interest in it. Formerly known to me as the Brundige house, it is located on East Street between the Baptist and Catholic churches. The Preston house, September 1950 The … More Preston Family

Welcome to BAHR!

Welcome! Welcome to the Ballston Area History Roundtable (BAHR). In this introductory blog we will discuss the background of the formation of the group, our approach to the study of local history, and encourage attendees to share their interests with the group as we dig deeper into the stories of our past. During the research … More Welcome to BAHR!


Dave Fiske led a tour of the industrialists of Ballston Spa at the Ballston Village Cemetery on Saturday, July 21 attended by twenty local history buffs.   On July 12 seven members of the Ballston Area History Roundtable explored the site of Isaiah Blood’s Axe and Scythe factories, recently acquired by the Friends of Kayaderosseras. This group intends … More Photos