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  • February 15: Community Reading Project

    Monday, February 15

    Community Reading Project at Keene Valley Library, Session 2 of 3: Featuring Between the World and Me (2015) by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

    Keene Valley Library, 1766 Route 73, Keene Valley, New York.

    To sign up, contact Karen Glass (518-576-4335 or library@kvvi.net) or Peter Slocum (518-708-5607 or pslocum47@gmail.com). See flyer for more information. Free and open to all.

    Time: 7:30pm

  • February 20: The Color of Money

    Saturday, February 20

    "The Color of Money"-How Confederate Currency Celebrated Slavery: Confederate states decorated their currency with pictures of slaves generating the region's wealth.
    Artist John W. Jones rediscovered this story and is coming to Plattsburgh to tell the story and display his own paintings of the images. The Gospel Choir will also perform.

    Angell Center Ballroom, SUNY Plattsburgh
    Admission: $10 ($5 for Students)
    To reserve tickets, please call 518-834-5180, or write ugr@frontier.com.
    See press release for more information.

    Co-sponsored by NCUGRHA and The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir.

    Time: 4:00pm

  • February 29: Community Reading Project

    Monday, February 29

    Community Reading Project at Keene Valley Library, Session 3 of 3: Featuring The American Dream and the American Negro (1965) by James Baldwin, and The Case for Reparations (2014) by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

    Keene Valley Library, 1766 Route 73, Keene Valley, New York.

    To sign up, contact Karen Glass (518-576-4335 or library@kvvi.net) or Peter Slocum (518-708-5607 or pslocum47@gmail.com). See flyer for more information. Free and open to all.

    Time: 7:30pm

  • May 20: Slavery and Race in Colonial America

    Friday, May 20

    The Eighth Annual Colonial America Conference for Educators will focus on Slavery and Race in Colonial America, with a particular focus on slavery in New York and New England.
    The conference features presentations by classroom teachers, museum educators, and archivists.

    Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center, Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, New York

    Conference registration fee of $45 ($35 for educators also attending the War College) includes a box lunch.
    Registration required. Visit the Fort Ticonderoga website and download the registration form for more information.

    Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

Our Mission

To research, preserve, interpret, and promote the Underground Railroad history of Northeastern New York's Waterways to Freedom and to celebrate the importance of that history and its relevance and significance to our own time. Our activities include:

  • Research
  • Exhibits
  • Preservation of historic sites
  • Instructional Materials
  • Media Presentations
  • Dramatic readings and displays

Museum Closed

The North Star Underground Railroad Museum is closed for the season, but can be opened for tours by appointment.
Visit the Museum page for more information.

Docents Needed

Join the fun and become a docent at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.

Call Jackie Madison, 518-834-5180.