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  • August 26: Women’s Equality Day Presentation

    Monday, August 26

    The Clinton County Historical Association, League of Women Voters and the Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women's group are pleased to announce they will be co-hosting a Women's Equality Day Presentation. The keynote speaker will be Ms. Helen Allen Nerska, Director of the Clinton County Historical Association.
    All are welcome to join us for this informative and enlightening presentation. All attendees should RSVP to sgeddes@meadowbrookhealth.com by Friday, August 22.
    The Orchards at Meadowbrook, 154 Prospect Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY
    See press release for more information.

    Time: 5:30pm

  • September 7: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, September 7

    The Underground Railroad Museum bus tour visits sites in Keeseville and Peru that are significant to Underground Railroad history. Tours depart from our museum (the former Herbert Estes home).

    Sites on the tour include but aren’t limited to: Stephen Keese Smith Barn, Methodist Church, Evergreen and Quaker Union Cemeteries, Asahel Arthur Home.

    Tour leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY. Arrive by 9:00 am, tour starts at 9:15 am.

    Tour cost: Adults: $10 for members, $12 for non-members; Children 6 to 18: $5 for members, $6 for non-members; Children under 6: Free. Please call for reservations.

    Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.

    Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Museum tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

    Time: 9:00am

  • September 18: The Plattsburgh Military Reservation: A Pictorial History

    Wednesday, September 18

    The Anderson Falls Heritage Society presents The Plattsburgh Military Reservation: A Pictorial History. Guest speaker: Dr. Richard B. Frost.
    Town of AuSable Town Hall, 111 AuSable St, Keeseville, New York
    See flyer for more information.

    Time: 7:00pm

  • September 21: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, September 21

    The Underground Railroad Museum bus tour visits sites in Keeseville and Peru that are significant to Underground Railroad history. Tours depart from our museum (the former Herbert Estes home).

    Sites on the tour include but aren’t limited to: Stephen Keese Smith Barn, Methodist Church, Evergreen and Quaker Union Cemeteries, Asahel Arthur Home.

    Tour leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY. Arrive by 9:00 am, tour starts at 9:15 am.

    Tour cost: Adults: $10 for members, $12 for non-members; Children 6 to 18: $5 for members, $6 for non-members; Children under 6: Free. Please call for reservations.

    Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.

    Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Museum tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

    Time: 9:00am

  • October 5: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, October 5

    The Underground Railroad Museum bus tour visits sites in Keeseville and Peru that are significant to Underground Railroad history. Tours depart from our museum (the former Herbert Estes home).

    Sites on the tour include but aren’t limited to: Stephen Keese Smith Barn, Methodist Church, Evergreen and Quaker Union Cemeteries, Asahel Arthur Home.

    Tour leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY. Arrive by 9:00 am, tour starts at 9:15 am.

    Tour cost: Adults: $10 for members, $12 for non-members; Children 6 to 18: $5 for members, $6 for non-members; Children under 6: Free. Please call for reservations.

    Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.

    Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Museum tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

    Time: 9:00am

  • October 12: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, October 12

    The Underground Railroad Museum bus tour visits sites in Keeseville and Peru that are significant to Underground Railroad history. Tours depart from our museum (the former Herbert Estes home).

    Sites on the tour include but aren’t limited to: Stephen Keese Smith Barn, Methodist Church, Evergreen and Quaker Union Cemeteries, Asahel Arthur Home.

    Tour leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY. Arrive by 9:00 am, tour starts at 9:15 am.

    Tour cost: Adults: $10 for members, $12 for non-members; Children 6 to 18: $5 for members, $6 for non-members; Children under 6: Free. Please call for reservations.

    Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.

    Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Museum tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

    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.