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  • February 21: Northern Slavery—Part of the American Story

    Thursday, February 21

    Peter Slocum, a longtime tour guide with the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, explores untold stories of northern Slavery, including some discoveries close to home.
    Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru, New York
    See press release for more information.

    Time: 6:30pm

  • February 27: Solomon Northup: The Free Slave

    Wednesday, February 27

    Don Papson will present "Solomon Northup: The Free Slave." Solomon Northup, a 19th-century free-born black man, was kidnapped into slavery. His life story inspired the 2013 film, Twelve Years a Slave. See flyer for more information.
    The founder of the North Country Underground Railroad Association and the North Star Underground Railroad Museum in Ausable Chasm, Don was named winner of the 2012 Underground Railroad Free Press Prize for Leadership.
    Stafford Center, Clinton Community College, 136 Clinton Point Drive, Plattsburgh, New York.
    Sponsored by the CCC Cultural Affairs Committee.

    Time: 12:00pm

  • March 29: LibertyCon 2019 (Day 1)

    Friday, March 29

    LibertyCon 2019 - Seeking Sanctuary: Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness.
    Opening Address.
    Snyder Hall, Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Loudonville, New York
    See flyer or visit conference website for more information.
    Presented by: Underground Railroad History Project in collaboration with Siena College.

    Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

  • March 30: LibertyCon 2019 (Day 2)

    Saturday, March 30

    LibertyCon 2019 - Seeking Sanctuary: Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness.

    10:00 am-5:00 pm: Workshops, round tables, vendors, exhibitors, raffle.
    Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Loudonville, New York

    Saturday conference participants are encouraged to come in 19th-century period attire.

    5:30 pm-8:30 pm: Light dinner, movie, conversation.
    The Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Ave, Albany, New York

    See flyer or visit conference website for more information.
    Presented by: Underground Railroad History Project in collaboration with Siena College.

    Time: 10:00am-8:30pm

  • March 31: LibertyCon 2019 (Day 3)

    Sunday, March 31

    LibertyCon 2019 - Seeking Sanctuary: Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness.
    Open House: Enjoy tours of The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence and Myers Residence Campus, reflect on the Seeking Sanctuary new exhibit, enjoy conversation, refreshments, and period appropriate toys for the young at heart. Take home memorable items from the Gift Shoppe.
    The Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Ave, Albany, New York
    See flyer or visit conference website for more information.
    Presented by: Underground Railroad History Project in collaboration with Siena College.

    Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

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.