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Juneteenth Celebration: Register for the "Colors of Freedom" tour on Saturday, June 22, 2024
(registration deadline is June 20, 2024)

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  • June 13: An Untold Story: The Black Woods of Gerrit Smith

    Thursday, June 13

    "An Untold Story: The Black Woods of Gerrit Smith" with author Amy Godine. Antiquarian historians were quick to judge reformer Gerrit Smith's Black antebellum Adirondack farm colony a failure, but archival sources, argues Amy Godine, reveal a much more hopeful, nuanced, and enduring story, and a role for Clinton County's antislavery activists, too.
    A Q&A will follow and her new book, The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier (Cornell) will be available for sale.
    Amy was the recent recipient of the 2024 Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award. This event is co-hosted by the Clinton County Historical Association and the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association.
    Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 12 Elm Street, Peru, NY

    Time: 6:00pm

  • June 22: Juneteenth 2024

    Saturday, June 22

    The Juneteenth "Colors of Freedom" tour will feature different stops with speakers, music, a barbecue, and celebrations of the freedom spirit in Clinton and Essex Counties.
    The tour begins at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum ((1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY)
    For those wishing to use their own transportation, the charge to participate in the tour is $10 per person or $20 for a family pass.
    There is also an option to ride the tour bus, the cost of which is $10 per person (round trip). The bus will pick up passengers at the North Star Museum and return to the museum to drop passengers off at the end of the day.

    Pre-registration is required by June 20.

    For more information, see the flyer.

    Time: 9:00am

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 Open

The North Star Underground Railroad Museum is now open.
Visit the Museum page for days and hours.

Docents Needed

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

Call Jackie Madison, 518-834-5180.