BALLSTON SPA — The Saratoga County History Center presents “Ballston’s Sacrifice in the War with Mexico” on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. Local Historians John Cromie and Dave Waite will team up to present the story of the Mexican War on both the national and local level in a multimedia presentation.
Cromie, a Ballston Spa native and current Trustee of the Saratoga History Center, will provide the background of the lead up to war, describe the major battles that lead to our victory and the acquisition of former Mexican territory from Texas to California.
Waite, photographer, videographer, and prolific author of local history stories will focus on the four Ballston Spa soldiers who died during the war. Their sacrifice is enshrined in a monument in the Ballston Spa Village cemetery first erected in 1848. Bill Curtiss, President of the Ballston Spa Cemetery Association, will discuss plans to rededicate the monument with a parade and ceremony at the cemetery on Sunday, October 22.
Pre-registration for the October 5 program is available at brooksidemuseum.org/events.