It was a GREAT event. Thanks to all who attended.
Estimated attendance: 2000-2500!
See you all at the 250th!
Check out recent stories about Ballston225 in the Saratogian (http://www.saratogian.com/articles/2013/06/30/news/doc51d0cd9116db4491710587.txt)
and the Daily Gazette of Sunday, July 7
Remember: we have 3 venues open from 11-3 on July 13th: Ballston Town Hall, Merchant Farm, and the Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church! Plus a whole lot of other places to visit as well! Check out all the details on the links provided on this website!
And there’s a special surprise at the end of the day at the Town Hall!
Check out the display and pictures that the Burnt Hills
branch of the Ballston Spa National Bank has done in
commemoration of Ballston225. Stop in and see it and
watch the slide show that has lots of trivia about the
Watch Ballston225 Committee Chair Rick Reynolds talk
about some of Ballston’s history and its upcoming
celebration on the Ann Parrillo “Schenectady Today”
show that has aired already. But, you can still watch it at
Just added a unicycle demonstration to our
activities of the day. Come and watch.
Details on the
“Venues and Activities” page!
BE SURE TO CHECK THE FINALIZED
“VENUES AND ACTIVITIES” PAGE
AS WELL AS THE
“PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES AND
FOR ALLTHE DETAILS OF EVENTS
OCCURRING THIS SATURDAY!
On March 7, 1788,the town of Ballston was created as a part of Albany County.
In 2013, we celebrate
Join us on Saturday, July 13, 2013
as we come together as a community
to celebrate the past, the present and
Check links for times and events at all of our venues!
Proclamation issued by the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, April 16, 2013, in honor of the 4 towns celebrating 225 years this year: Ballston, Halfmoon, Saratoga, and Stillwater
When Ballston was part of the County of Albany, it was divided, March 24, 1772 into two districts, the District of Saraghtoga and the District of Halfmoon.
In 1775 the District of Balls Town was taken from the District of Saraghtoga, thus making three districts within Albany County.
March 7, 1788, the name “district” was dropped and the towns of Saratoga, Stillwater, Ballston and Halfmoon were born as the “mother towns” of Saratoga County. These towns were later subdivided.
February 7, 1791, an Act of the New York State Legislature created the county of Saratoga.
From: SaratogaCounty Heritage by Violet Dunn
Check out our Facebook page at “Ballston 225”
or at www.facebook.com/ballston225
Watch Congressman Paul Tonko read a resolution of recognition in honor of the four towns that were created on March 8, 1788: Ballston, Halfmoon, Saratoga, and Stillwater. Click here to see the “you tube” video of that event which occurred on March 7, 2013.
View of the Green Mountains from the Cappiello Farm, Route 50, Ballston
This event is sponsored and coordinated by the Town of Ballston Historian’s Office.
Rick Reynolds, Town Historian