Past Programs/Events

Date Time Description
July 16,
2016
10:00am Solomon Northup Day, celebrating the author of Twelve Years at Slave with three events.

Event 1: Walking Tour and Re-enactment.
Old Fort House Museum, 29 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York.
See Events Calendar and Press Release for more information.
Sponsored by: North Country Underground Railroad Historical Assn., the Schroon Lake-North Hudson Historical Society, and the Ft. Edward Historical Assn.
July 16,
2016
9:30am–
11:00am
Mini-bus Tour of underground railroad sites in Keeseville and Peru. Spend the morning hearing the stories and learning about the men and women who traveled on the underground railroad and those who provided safe passage to fugitives from slavery.

The tour leaves the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY, at 9:30 sharp.
$10 per person. Only 12 seats available. Please call for reservations. Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.
July 2,
2016
9:30am–
11:00am
Mini-bus Tour of underground railroad sites in Keeseville and Peru. Spend the morning hearing the stories and learning about the men and women who traveled on the underground railroad and those who provided safe passage to fugitives from slavery.

The tour leaves the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY, at 9:30 sharp.
$10 per person. Only 12 seats available. Please call for reservations. Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.
June 18,
2016
9:30am–
11:00am
Mini-bus Tour of underground railroad sites in Keeseville and Peru. Spend the morning hearing the stories and learning about the men and women who traveled on the underground railroad and those who provided safe passage to fugitives from slavery.

The tour leaves the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY, at 9:30 sharp.
$10 per person. Only 12 seats available. Please call for reservations. Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.
June 4,
2016
9:30am–
11:00am
Mini-bus Tour of underground railroad sites in Keeseville and Peru. Spend the morning hearing the stories and learning about the men and women who traveled on the underground railroad and those who provided safe passage to fugitives from slavery.

The tour leaves the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY, at 9:30 sharp.
$10 per person. Only 12 seats available. Please call for reservations. Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.
May 29,
2016
2:00pm Best-selling local children's author Kate Messner will help celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.
Messner will highlight the Museum's opening weekend with a short reading and a discussion about her research process for the historical adventure series, published by Scholastic.
Messner's new book, Ranger in Time: Long Road to Freedom (Scholastic Press), features two fictional heroes, an enslaved brother and sister who escape from a Maryland tobacco plantation and make their way north to freedom, with help from real-life abolitionists who were part of Clinton County's anti-slavery movement in the 1800s.

See press release for more information.
May 28,
2016
9:30am–
11:00am
Mini-bus Tour of underground railroad sites in Keeseville and Peru. Spend the morning hearing the stories and learning about the men and women who traveled on the underground railroad and those who provided safe passage to fugitives from slavery.

The tour leaves the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY, at 9:30 sharp.
$10 per person. Only 12 seats available. Please call for reservations. Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.
May 20,
2016
9:00am–
3:30pm
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.
March 5,
2016
2:00pm Don Papson presents "An Unlikely Underground Railroad Alliance: How New England-bred Sydney Howard Gay and free man Louis Napoleon helped hundreds of fugitive slaves in New York City"

Belden Noble Memorial Library, Essex, NY
Admission is free.
February 29,
2016
7:30pm 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.