Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 26, 7:30 PM – Abner Doubleday 200thBirthday Party at Brookside Museum.  David Fiske and John Cromie will give a presentation on different aspects of Doubleday’s life, and cake will be served! The talk will be proceeded by a walk to view the Doubleday House, leaving at 6:30 PM from the Museum.

Thursday  June 27, 7 PM – Old Saratoga Historical Association. Join us as we tour Prospect Hill Cemetery at the corner of Burgoyne and Cemetery Road.

Saturday, June 29, 10 AM – Schenectady County Historical Society African American History Tour.
Schenectady’s black heritage is rich and storied — especially in the Stockade. Join us for a walking tour as we explore the people and places that make Schenectady’s black heritage so vibrant.  From the Underground Railroad to the Great Migration and the Civil Rights movement, African Americans have created a proud and tangible legacy in Schenectady County’s history! 32 Washington • $10, free for members (call us).

Local Area History Events – July  2019

Please visit the appropriate web sites for further information

Thursday, July 4, 2 PM Saratoga National History Park Join Park Ranger Emeritus Joe Craig as he portrays a town crier declaring America’s Independence and leads a rousing 13 celebratory toasts.

Saturday, July 6, 10 AM Schenectady County Historical Society – Secret Stockade Saturday
The Stockade and its secrets come to life on this behind the-scenes journey through the neighborhood. Join us for a morning of mysteries as our guides lead us from themuseum on 32 Washington Ave through the Stockade, and inside two Stockade homes. $20

Tuesday, July 9, 6 PM  – Tour of Grant’s Cottage:  Join Ben Kemp, Operations Manager for a private tour of the Cottage and grounds of the last home of Civil War General and President Ulysses S. Grant.Sponsored by the Saratoga County History Roundtable.

Saturday, July 13, 10-4 PM – Craft and Antiques Fairat Brookside MuseumCome to our grounds and shop a wide selection of locally handcrafted items, antique/historic collectibles  and farm products. Proceeds benefit SCHS/Brookside Museum Education Programs.

Saturday July 20, 10 AM – Saratoga National Historic Park –  18thCentury Cloth and Clothing.Armies in the American Revolution were towns on the move and included important craftsmen like blacksmiths, carpenters, tailors, cordwainers, coopers, and tinsmiths – this year’s event takes a closer look at the cloth trades Chat with demonstrators and learn “How it’s Made” 18th-century style!

Saturday, July 20, 1 PM –  Heritage Hunters,  Schuylerville Town Hall.  Brought to Light: Unearthing the History of an African-American Cemetery in Kinderhook, N.Y. Filmmaker Barbara Reina will present her one-hour documentary and lead a discussionon the findings of this archaeological dig.

Sunday, July 21, 2019 1 PM –  Grant Remembrance Day at Grant’s Cottage. Re-enactors portraying Grant’s family and close friends will gather on the Cottage porch and bid the man they loved and respected a final, very personal farewell.

Thursday,  July 25, 7 PM –  Saratoga Spring  History Museum at Canfield Casino: The North Creek and Saratoga Railroad: Rise and DemiseAuthor Richard Chait will discuss the history of this historic rail line from its 19th century beginnings to present day.

Saturday , July 27, 10 AM – Vischer Ferry TourClifton Park Town Historian will lead a walking tour of the Vischer Ferry Historic District followed by lunch at the Vischer Ferry County Store. Sponsored by the Saratoga County History Roundtable.