Upcoming Events

Local Area History Events – January 2019

Monday January 7, 7 PM – Galway Preservation Society Galway Town Hall features an Introduction to the Kelly Adirondack Center of Union College and “The Summits of Forests:  The High Peaks photographs of Kay Flickinger (Dockstadder) and the Books of Grace Hudowalski presented by Margie Amodeo, Kelly Adirondack Center Coordinator.

Thursday, January 10, 7 PM – American Revolution Roundtable at Siena College – Travis Bowman will speak on “Slavery and Dutch-Palatine Farmers.” How did middle class farmers in Revolutionary New York interact with slavery?. This event will be held at Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Albany, NY 12211, in the Roger Bacon Building.

Thursday, January 17, 7 PM   –    “Discovering Old Newspapers” Ballston Area History Roundtable at Brookside Museum  Our 2019 programs begin with an opportunity to explore old newspapers from the 19thcentury. After an introduction by Anne Clothier, attendees will choose the period they would like to explore and receive a copy of a local newspaper from that era. Working together in groups, you can share interesting articles, advertisements and fun facts that illustrate the history of the period, and discuss how newspapers evolved over the last 200 years.

Friday, January 18 2 PM  – U.S. Grant Discussion Group at Saratoga Spring Public Library in the Susman Room.   Join Grant Cottage Operations Manager Ben Kemp as we kick off Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend by discussing Ulysses S. Grant and his relationship to Civil Rights.It’s a great opportunity to look back at the long difficult road towards Civil Rights and explore how Grant shared some of the same basic views as MLK Jr.


Saturday, January 19, 1 PM – “Your Irish DNA” Heritage Hunters at Schuylerville Town Hall. Professional Genealogist Lisa Dougherty will discuss the questions and confusion that have arisen with recent DNA test results in a program entitled “Your Irish DNA: What do those test results really mean?”

Saturday, January 26, 2 PM – “A Dishonorable Trade” Schenectady County Historical Society at Mabee Farm.  Mary Liz and Paul Stewart will provide an overview of the Dutch slave trade at  the opening reception of the traveling exhibit  “A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic World.”

Thursday January 31, 12 Noon – “Through the Mire” Saratoga Spring Public Library in H Dutcher Community Room. David Brooks,Schoharie Crossing Education Director, will discuss the environmental history of the building of the Erie Canal