2022 Programs

Tuesday, May 3 at 7 PM  – Rock City Falls video release at Brookside Museum This is  the first of a series of “Forgotten Crossroads of Saratoga County” videos, co-sponsored by the History Center and the Saratoga County History Roundtable. This video on Rock City Falls is designed to document the development of this once vibrant community that attracted families to settle here in the late 18th and 19th centuries, and how it grew around the mills, taverns, schools, stores, churches, and farms. The film concludes with a segment on the contemporary community that still works and lives there, through the voices of current residents. In addition to this 20-minute video, the program will include a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the film. Free tickets to attend this event at the museum can be obtained at

On Thursday March 24 at 7pm, The Saratoga County History Roundtable and Saratoga County History Center will present a program by County Historian Lauren Roberts on the 130-year history of the County Poorhouse. The Poorhouse was established in 1827, when the county purchased land to accommodate an Alms House for “the victims of misfortune.” As the county grew, so did the number of people who needed care. The Poor House complex included a large-scale farm, schoolhouse, imposing brick residence and an infirmary.

Free tickets for this in person event are available  at: 


On Saturday, February 19 at 2 PM, SCHR will present a program entitled “The Lattimore Circle” by Julie O’Connor and Lorie Wies, both retired librarians with a deep interest in local Black History. They will present the saga of the Lattimore family over several generations in which they were key figures in the establishment of a viable and thriving Black community in Albany and became important links in the anti-slavery and abolition movements. They continued their influence after moving to the Town of Moreau and Saratoga Springs during the mid-19th century. Julie and Lorie will share their research on this fascinating family.

This program will be presented in the Long Room of Brookside Museum in BallstonSpa, and also available on Facebook Live.