Each year Brookside expands its museum gift shop to include the work of local artists and crafts people.
Shop for unique locally handcrafted gifts including knit wear, candles, cards, jewelry, pottery, kitchen linens, original art work and books of local historical interest.
The FamiLee Jewels are proud to exhibit and sell our wire sculptured jewelry and wood turned items in the company of such talented local artists.
You may meet the artists at the museums annual open house on Friday December 5TH from 6-9pm.
The Brookside Museum was built in 1792 as a resort hotel. On the National Register of Historic Places Brookside is said to be the oldest historical hotel building in the United States still standing. Through the years the building has been used as a boys school, a private residence, a boarding house, a Sanitarium and apartments. In 1970 the Saratoga County Historical Society purchased the building and opened it as the museum. Brookside contains five galleries as well as a hands on history room, research library and the gift shop. Its mission to inspire community memory is carried out through interactive exhibits and programs such as the Victorian Tea Party for kids, A Brookside Harvest, Native New York and Sheep to Shawl. Purchases made at the Holiday Gift Shop support the museums educational mission.
6 Charlton Street
Ballston Spa, NY
open Monday -Wednesday 10-4