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  • July 18: Robert Elliott: "Who Do You Think You Are?"

    Wednesday, July 18

    Anderson Falls Heritage Society presents Robert Elliott: "Who Do You Think You Are?" with guest speaker, Don Papson, Independent Historian, Co-Founder and Curator of the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.
    Town of AuSable Town Hall, 111 AuSable St, Keeseville, NY
    See flyer for more information.

    Time: 7:00pm

  • July 21: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, July 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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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

  • July 21: Solomon Northup Day Celebration

    Saturday, July 21

    The North Star Underground Railroad Museum will celebrate the life of Solomon Northup, an American abolitionist and author of Twelve Years a Slave.
    Northup, born a free man, was sold into slavery and later freed. The program is free to the public.

    Peru Free Library, 3024 Main Street, Peru, NY

    See flyer for more information.

    Tom Calarco, noted author of seven Underground Railroad books, will give a presentation and will bring a replica of the crate in which Henry "Box" Brown escaped (Brown escaped slavery by mailing himself in a wooden crate).

    Donations are recommended and appreciated to cover Mr. Calarco's honorarium and rental of a van to transport the crate, which will be donated to the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.
    For donation information, visit our Donations page.

    Time: 4:00pm

  • August 4: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, August 4

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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

  • August 15: Queen City to Keeseville

    Wednesday, August 15

    Anderson Falls Heritage Society presents "Queen City to Keeseville" with guest speaker, James R. "Jim" Jones, historian, author, documentary filmmaker, and radio personality.
    Town of AuSable Town Hall, 111 AuSable St, Keeseville, NY
    See flyer for more information.

    Time: 7:00pm

  • August 18: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, August 18

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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 1: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, September 1

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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 2: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Sunday, September 2

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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 15: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, September 15

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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 19: Find the Hidden Women in Your Family Tree

    Wednesday, September 19

    Anderson Falls Heritage Society presents "Missing Relatives? How to Overcome Brick Walls & Find the Hidden Women in Your Family Tree" with guest speaker, Nancy Smith.
    Town of AuSable Town Hall, 111 AuSable St, Keeseville, NY
    See flyer for more information.

    Time: 7:00pm

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 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.