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  • October 1: New York City's Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers

    Thursday, October 1

    Michael Keene, a New York local history author, has produced a unique online program to present his latest work, New York City's Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers.
    The presentation concerns the history of Hart Island, used as New York City's Potters Field for the past 150 years. It's estimated that there are nearly 1,000,000 people buried there. As a result of recent advances in DNA and fingerprint technology, we now know who some of these unfortunate people were, including actors, authors, artists, and musicians.
    Through the use of archival photographs, original music and narration, Mike will reveal a secret kept hidden for over a 150 years!
    This program is free but registration is required. To do so, simply go to Mike's website at: www.michaeltkeene.com/registration.

    Time: 11:00am-11:30am

  • October 3: Unveiling of Historical Marker: Schuyler Island

    Saturday, October 3

    The Anderson Falls Heritage Society and the North Star Underground Railroad Museum warmly invite you to attend the unveiling of 3 historic roadside markers commemorating local Keeseville area history.
    Schuyler Island is the 1st unveiling: Port Douglass Beach on Schuyler Road, Keeseville.
    During the American Revolutionary War, Schuyler Island was a safe haven during the American Navy's retreat following the Battle at Valcour Island on October 11, 1776.
    All markers were generously funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation's Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program. Each event will be held outside and last less than thirty minutes. No seating or restrooms will be provided. The public is invited to bring a chair if desired.
    All attendees over two years of age must wear a face covering and maintain a distance of at least six feet from any other non-household attendee.
    Rain date is October 10, 2020.

    Time: 9:00am

  • October 3: Unveiling of Historical Marker: Port Kent-Hopkinton Turnpike

    Saturday, October 3

    The Anderson Falls Heritage Society and the North Star Underground Railroad Museum warmly invite you to attend the unveiling of 3 historic roadside markers commemorating local Keeseville area history.
    Port Kent-Hopkinton Turnpike is the 2nd unveiling: 373 Fairway Drive, Keeseville by the Harmony Golf Club near the hamlet of Port Kent.
    The 75-mile turnpike was established 1829-1832 and linked the manufacturing area in the Port Kent vicinity with the agricultural region of the St. Lawrence Valley near Hopkinton.
    All markers were generously funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation's Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program. Each event will be held outside and last less than thirty minutes. No seating or restrooms will be provided. The public is invited to bring a chair if desired.
    All attendees over two years of age must wear a face covering and maintain a distance of at least six feet from any other non-household attendee.
    Rain date is October 10, 2020.

    Time: 10:00am

  • October 3: Unveiling of Historical Marker: Herbert Estes

    Saturday, October 3

    The Anderson Falls Heritage Society and the North Star Underground Railroad Museum warmly invite you to attend the unveiling of 3 historic roadside markers commemorating local Keeseville area history.
    Herbert Estes is the 3rd unveiling: North Star Underground Railroad Museum at 1131 Mace Chasm Road, AuSable Chasm.
    The marker commemorates the life of Herbert Estes, who resided from 1885 until his death in 1916 in the stone building which now houses the Underground Railroad Museum.
    All markers were generously funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation's Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program. Each event will be held outside and last less than thirty minutes. No seating or restrooms will be provided. The public is invited to bring a chair if desired.
    All attendees over two years of age must wear a face covering and maintain a distance of at least six feet from any other non-household attendee.
    Rain date is October 10, 2020.

    Time: 10:45am

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

Due to Coronavirus-related restrictions, the North Star Underground Railroad Museum may open late or not at all for the 2020 season. Please read our full statement.

Docents Needed

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

Call Jackie Madison, 518-834-5180.