Upcoming Meetings – Tentative Schedule – 7:00 PM at Brookside unless otherwise listed
Wednesday October 10, 2018 – Precedent-setting legal cases that originated in Saratoga County. Each of these cases increased the rights of average citizens to seek and obtain court protection. In the Hook-Headed Spike Case, Sam McKenzie, volunteer at Brookside museum, will review a famous case in Patent law which was mired in the proceedings of Chancellor Walworth of Saratoga Springs for more than a decade. John Cromie, local attorney, will introduce MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co, originally tried in Ballston Spa, which expanded the protection afforded to citizens for product defects. Finally, Charles Hogan, former editor of the Ballston Journal, will discuss Whalen v. Union Bag Paper Company which expanded the rights of citizens to seek redress against companies in environmental pollution cases. All presenters are members of the Ballston Area History Roundtable. Attendees are encouraged to question the presenters on these decisions and their current-day impact.
November 15– Local War Heroes – Stories of Local Soldiers in the American Revolution, Civil War, World War I and II – Jim Richmond, Paul Perrault, others