Upcoming Events

Local Area History Events – November 2018

This is a listing of upcoming local historical events. Please visit the appropriate web site for further information – see our “links” page.

Thursday, November 1 at 7 PM – Brookside Long Room Lecture Series – “The Men and Women of Saratoga County Who Answered the Call” Paul Perreault, Malta Town Historian, will tell stories of local men and women who fought in the American Expeditionary Force during Works War I. Brookside Museum

Sunday, November 4 at 2 PM – Step Back in Time Walking Tour with Brookside Join us for this tour of Ballston Spa comparing turn-of-the century postcard scenes with modern views.  $8 per person, Free for SCHS Members and BSCSD Students and Staff.  Pre-registration is required, emaileducation@brooksidemuseum.org to reserve your space.

Monday, November 5 at 7 PM Galway Preservation Society. Anne Clothier, Director of Education at Brookside Museum will present “How Silent and Stern this Fate Looms” on World War 1 and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918.

Thursday, November 8 at 7 PM – Ft. Plain Fall Lecture Series. the Fort Plain Museum will present “Beyond the Battles of Saratoga – “The Fate of General Burgoyne’s Army” by Larry Arnold. Larry has spent the last 16 years working at the Saratoga National Historical Park as a volunteer, seasonal Park Ranger and licensed Battlefield Guide. He is past President of the Friends of Saratoga Battlefield. 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY

Saturday, November 10 at 3 PM – Brookside Museum – A Spiritous Walking Tour of Ballston Spa Learn about the Bacchanalian history of the village with a walking tour of the pubs, restaurants, taverns and hotels that once welcomed guests to this resort. The tour will include a visit to Sage Wine and Spirits to sample some early beverages. Pre-registration is required, must be over 21. $20 per person, $15 for members of SCHS

Tuesday, November 13  at 7 PM  the American Revolution Round Tablewill present, “Benedict Arnold at Saratoga: How a Newly Discovered Letter Changed History” by Eric Schnitzer, Historian at the Saratoga National Historical Park.  The event will be held at Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Albany, NY 12211, in the Roger Bacon Building, Room 202. To register, please provide your names(s), telephone number to arrthudsonmohawkvalleys@gmail.com

Thursday November 15 at 7 PM – Local War Heroes -BAHR Meeting and Long Room Lecture at Brookside. Stories of local soldiers in the American Revolution, Civil War, World War I and II – Jim Richmond, Paul Perrault, Lauren Roberts and Rob Pastore presenting. The meeting will conclude with an open discussion with the presenters and attendees can share their own families war experiences.

Saturday November 17, 11 AM, Calvary Episcopal Church, 85 Lakehill Rd., Burnt Hills   Rick Reynolds, Ballston Town Historian, will be talking on a topic to be determined. Presentation is open to the public.

Saturday November 17, 1 PM, Heritage Hunters, Schuylerville Town Hall– Kimberly Harvish, Educator for the Chapman Historical Museum, will present the program “Dear Diary,” which will take a look at how people in our vicinity lived in the past, by examining six diaries spanning the years 1855 through 1920.