Upcoming Events at the Saratoga County History Center

There are many fun events coming up at the Saratoga County History Center! 


Miller’s Backyard BBQ Dinner at the Saratoga County History Center

 The Saratoga County History Center will hold a drive-thru serving Miller’s Backyard BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork dinners to go on Friday, September 16 from 3pm to 6pm at Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY.

“Fundraising is important to support our mission to preserve and share the diverse histories of Saratoga County,” explains Trustee Donna Dardaris.  “We are excited to work for the first time with Saratoga County-based Miller’s Backyard BBQ, who are Eight Time Grand Champions on the pro circuit.”

Dinners are $15 each.  Chicken dinners will include 1/2 chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, and cornbread.  Pulled Pork dinners will include 1/2 lb Pulled Pork with baked potato, cornbread, and 4 oz coleslaw.  In addition, cheesy and delicious Mac and Cheese sides are available for $5.  This is take-out only.  Please visit https://brooksidemuseum.org/event/millers-backyard-barbecue/ or call (518) 885-4000 to reserve your meal.  There will be a limited number of extra dinners available on the day. Questions? Contact donna@brooksidemuseum.org or phone 518-885-4000.


September 21 – 7pm Experts Next Door – The Saratoga-Las Vegas Connection.


Mob Museum Trustee and University of Nevada, Las Vegas Associate Professor of History Michael Green will go over some of the famous and not-so-famous links between the two resort towns, after which he will take questions and comments from the audience. A native of Las Vegas, Dr. Green is a nationally-recognized scholar of US history and an experienced, engaging public speaker who delights audiences with anecdotes and inside scoops. From movies to mobsters to migrants, Dr. Green will pull back the curtain (or should we say prison bars?) on the Saratoga-Las Vegas relationship. The event, to be held on Zoom, is open to the public. It is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. To register, please click here 



Built in 1792 as a resort hotel, the Saratoga County History Center’s Brookside Museum has a long history of serving people.  Among the oldest hotel buildings still standing in the United States, its history is as diverse as the people who visited here.  At one time a boys’ school, the building has also been a private residence, a boarding house, a sanitarium, and apartments.  In 1970, what became the Saratoga County History Center purchased the building and opened it as a museum.  Ever since, the Saratoga County History Center has preserved Saratoga County’s unique history.  The mission of the Saratoga County History Center is to serve as a repository for local and regional histories, to provide innovative educational and public programming, and to instill in our communities a deeper understanding of how the past informs and impacts our present and future.  For more information, visit https://brooksidemuseum.org/.

SCHC’s Brookside Museum is open Thursday to Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.  The museum is located at 21 Fairground Avenue in Ballston Spa, NY 12020.  Museum entry is free and donations are accepted.  The Saratoga County History Center is proud to be a Blue Star Museum.

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