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  • October 24: Brian Gilmore at Lake Flower Landing

    Thursday, October 24

    Leading African-American Poet, Lawyer, and Public Intellectual Brian Gilmore will read from and discuss his new book of poetry and speak on the relationship between his work as a housing rights advocate/law professor and poet. He will also curate a "poet's playlist" of music that inspired his work in come see about me, marvin.
    Event is free and open to the public.
    Lake Flower Landing, Saranac Lake, New York.
    See press release for more information.

    Time: 7:00pm

  • October 26: Brian Gilmore at Lake Placid Film Festival

    Saturday, October 26

    Leading African-American Poet, Lawyer, and Public Intellectual Brian Gilmore will lead a talkback after the screening of Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes. A longtime contributor to JazzTimes magazine, Gilmore will share stories and insights with the audience. Plus, the renowned poet will share selections from his own work on jazz, art, and the African-American experience, which has earned him an NAACP Image Award nomination.
    Lake Placid Film Festival, Palace Theatre #2, 2430 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York.
    See press release for more information.

    Time: 12:30pm

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 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.