Street Address
6 Charlton Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Mailing Address
6 Charlton Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
phone: 518-885-4000
fax: 518-885-4055
Joy Houle, Executive Director
phone: 518-885-4000
Anne Clothier, Director of Education
Kathleen Coleman, Curator


As home of the Saratoga County Historical Society, Brookside Museum promotes a deeper understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of Saratoga County’s past for people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest through educational programs, innovative exhibits, ambitious web programming, personal experiences, and enduring relationships.

The museum contributes to the cultural life and prosperity of the county by preserving and enhancing collections, programs, and our historic structure. In addition to being a regional attraction, the museum conducts and publishes research in the field of Saratoga County history through exhibits, programs, publications, and an interactive web site. Brookside also fosters research through access to its library and collections and by providing educational programming at the museum, in the community, and online.

From Civil War letters, to schoolbooks, to a window signed by a famous author, Brookside’s current exhibits revolve around many fascinating artifacts and cover a realm of interesting topics.

Artifacts Collections

As the home of the Saratoga County Historical Society, it is our job to collect and preserve items that tell the story of Saratoga County. Our collection contains over 20,000 items including photographs, objects, manuscripts, and books and can be searched online

Our collections are stored on-site in our historic building. Because we are permanently chartered through New York State we strive to meet or exceed collections care standards as outlined by the Board of Regents. We are committed to making these items accessible to the public while balancing preservation needs. We strongly encourage historical research using our collections.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No