2019 Programs

2019 SCHR Programs

All programs are at Brookside Museum, Ballston Spa at 7 PM unless otherwise noted

Thursday January 17 – Exploring Old Newspapers– Attendees will receive copies of old newspapers during the meeting, review and discuss their content – news articles, political issues, advertisements, etc

Wednesday, Feb 13Race and Prejudice in Ante-bellum Saratoga County. Jim Richmond will lead a discussion on the treatment of non-whites in the period between the American Revolution and the Civil War

Thursday March 21 –Diseases of Their Lives. SCHR member Anne Clothier 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.

Wednesday April 17 – History isn’t Old, It’s New! Ballston Town Historian Rick Reynolds will lead a program that connects the past to present. Find out why an old desk, a French connection and a past love affair have meaning for us today.

Wednesday May 15 – Dredging up the Past– Clifton Park Historian John Scherer will discuss his approach to researching Clifton Park History. This event will be held at Grooms Tavern.

Thursday June 13 – Forgotten Railroads – Local independent historian Bill Bennison will discuss the history of proposed Saratoga County Railroads that were never built.

Saturday July 27 – Walking tour – 10:00 AM Vischer Ferry Walking tour followed by lunch at Vischer Ferry General Store.

Thursday August 15 – Ballston vs Saratoga– Jim Richmond and Charlie Kuenzel, will face off in a discussion of the rivalry that developed between the villages of Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs in the early years of the 19thcentury.

Wednesday September 18 – The Kesselring Navy Site– Milton Town Historian Karen Staulters will speak on the founding of the nuclear training facility. Built in 1949, the site will be the recipient of Milton’s 2019 annual Heritage Award.

Thursday, October 17 –Surgery in Peace and in War.  Dr Gerald Stulc will present a program on surgery in upstate New York, from the Revolutionary War to the early 20th century