April News from the Saratoga County History Center

Join the Saratoga County History Center for a series of upcoming events that showcase the rich history of Saratoga County which includes two premiere presentations of their new documentary film – Bacon Hill, a Forgotten Crossroads, and their second annual Public History Awards honoring Charlie Kuenzel and Paul Perreault. Joining as a member is the best way to ensure you have access to all the exclusive events, exhibits, and programs that the History Center offers. “A greater Saratoga starts here” when you become a part of the SCHC community. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with fellow history enthusiasts and support the preservation of Saratoga County’s unique history.


April 11 – 2-4pm Turning Point Tea Party! Children ages 7-12 can sign up (30 spaces available) for this free event on April 11, from 2-4pm at the Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. We will have crafts and activities to do as well as a tea party and a light snack. Participants will learn about what it was like to live at the time of the Boston Tea Party leading up to the American Revolution and participate in period appropriate activities. Please note this is a drop off/pick up event _Please preregister at  https://brooksidemuseum.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/turning-point-tea-registration


April 12 – 6:30 pm -Elmer Ellsworth: the Most Talked About Man in the Country. Paul Perreault, Malta Town Historian will recount the short but heroic life of Malta born Ellsworth who was the first Union officer killed in the Civil War. The program will be held at the Malta Branch of the Round Lake Library, 1 Bayberry Street Malta. Please pre-register at https://roundlakelibrary.org  or call 518-682-2495


April 13 – 7 pm 2nd Annual Public History Awards. Saratoga County History Center is thrilled to host the second annual Saratoga County Public History Award ceremony.  The 2022 winners are Paul Perreault and Charlie Kuenzel. Selected by a committee of historians and educators, Perreault is a retired high school principal and current Malta Town Historian, while Kuenzel is a retired Earth science teacher and current President of the Saratoga Springs History Museum. This celebration will be held at Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.   Please preregister at 




April 15 – 1 pm Akum Norder on Researching a Community Heritage Hunters and the Saratoga County History Center are presenting a talk by Akum Norder, the senior editor for opinion at the Albany Times Union. In this event, she will discuss her book The History of Here: a House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany, which recounts the history of her 1912 house and the people who have lived in it. As an experienced writer and editorial board member, Akum Norder is well-versed in the history and development of the city of Albany. Her book provides insight into how every house changes over time, as well as the impact of the people and neighborhoods surrounding it. In recognition of her journalistic achievements, she was awarded second place in opinion writing by the Journalists’ Association of New York in October. This in person event will be held at Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. SCHC Event

April 18 – 3 pm Historian Tea Talk:  Hall’s Brookside Dairy, Greenfield Center. The Saratoga County History Center is hosting a monthly series of informal Historian Tea Talks, presented by historians from around the county., Our April program is independent historian John Greenwood on Hall’s Brookside Dairy of Greenfield Center where “nothing remains but an empty field and fond memories.”   Tea and cookies will be served, and the talks will take place in the Long Room at Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited and demand is expected to be high. SCHC Event

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