Local Area History Events – March 2019
Friday March 1, 7 PM at Historic Grooms Tavern, in Clifton Park. Rexford’s Little Coney Island Town Historian, John Scherer will present a program on “Rexford’s Little Coney Island”. Luna Park opened on the Mohawk River in Rexford in 1906 as an amusement park.Relive the heyday of the Rexford Amusement Park through a colorful power point program.
Sunday, March 3 2 PM – Greenwich-Easton Historical Associationwill host a program about the early rural schools in the Town of Easton at the Easton Library located in North Easton, NY on Route 40
Monday March 4 7 PM – Galway Preservation Society Galway Town Hall.“Milton New York: A New Town in a New Nation.”Jim Richmond will speak on the early history of Milton based on the book co-authored with Kim McCartney, former Milton Town Historian, commemorating the Milton’s 225thanniversary. Books will be available for sale.
Saturday, March 16 1 PM – Heritage Hunters at Schuylerville Town Hall. David Lowry, Manager of Local Government Advisory Services at the NYS Archives will discuss some of the lesser known records that can be found in government resources in our area.
Tuesday, March 19 7 PM – Greenfield Historical Society Community CenterLauren Roberts, our county historian, will speak about Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga.
Thursday March 21 7 PM – Ballston Area History Roundtable at Brookside Museum. The Diseases of their Lives: Anne Clothier, Education Director at Brookside Museum will present a program on illness and treatment in Saratoga County and beyond, 1780-1920. Join us for an interactive journey learning about the illnesses that plagued early residents of this area.
Saturday, March 23 2 PM – Schenectady County Historical Society at Mabee Farm
Travis Bowman, Senior Curator of the NYS Bureau of Historic Sites will discuss the large role that slavery played in colonial and revolutionary era New York. He will focus on how slavery evolved under the Dutch, British and American governments.
Saturday, March 30, 7 pm – The Masquerade at Brookside. Inspired by a fascinating newspaper article about an 1830 masquerade ball at the Sans Souci Hotel in Ballston Spa, this event invites attendees to join us for an evening of music, dancing, drink, light refreshment, games, portraits and more. Wear nineteenth-century style clothing, creative masquerade costumes, or other formal wear. Don your masks and spend the evening in a previous era while supporting the Saratoga County Historical Society.