Upcoming Events


Local Area History Events – July 2018

Sunday, July 1,8,15,22 and 29th. 10:30 AM Summer Sunday Strolls by the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation. See their web site for specific walks and locations.http://www.saratogapreservation.org/

Saturday, July 7, 1 PM –Oscar Kemp of the 115thNew York at Grant Collage. Descendant Ben Kemp will recount his war experiences with the 115thNew York in the Civil War. (In preparation for this talk, read about the 115h NY in chapter 10 of the book “Milton New York: A New Town in a Nation.”)

Saturday, July 14 – The death of Sir William Johnson Anniversary Program at Johnson Hall, Johnstown, NY.  11:30 AM –  Anne Clothier will speak on “Maladies, Medicine and Mortality in Upstate New York, 1750-1850”.   1:00 PM – “18th Century Medicine and Surgery” will be discussed by Paul Supley.   2:30 PM– Wade Wells will present “Funeral and Mourning Practices of the Period”,

Saturday, July 21 11:00 AM. The Ballston Area History Roundtable will sponsor a tour of the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery. Author and Historian Dave Fisk will conduct the tour entitled “Cemetery Walk: Business Leaders of Ballston Spa.” Attendees are encouraged to meet in front of the County Clerk’s office, at the corner of McMaster and Remsen at 11:00 AM and walk the few blocks to the cemetery. Those unable to walk can park at the cemetery, but there is limited parking available

Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday July 26 History Walks at Saratoga National Historic Park– Battle of Freeman’s Farm and Battle of Bemus Heights  Meet at the Visitor’s center 9:30 AMeach Day

Monday, July 30 7:00 PM    Mark Twain: An American Life at the Canfield Casino Presented by Judy Cook. The hour-long Mark Twain program tells the story of Mark Twain’s life with excerpts from his writings, read by Dennis Cook; songs and tunes from the time related to his life, sung and played by Judy Cook;

Monday July 30-Friday August 3,  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Archeological Dig at Brookside.              Hartgen Archeological Associates will lead a real excavation and work with participants to make new discoveries about the history of Brookside and Ballston Spa. The program will run from 9 am – 3 pm each day. The price is $250 per person. Best suited for ages 10-16. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or older siblings can join in the fun and partner up with a tween or teen for a team rate of $300