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Upcoming Events

  • 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

  • September 29: Chasm 5K Trail Run

    Saturday, September 29

    Chasm 5K Trail Run: Race begins at 8 AM at the Ausable Recreation Center trail head.
    Proceeds benefit the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.
    Register at Webscorer.
    For more information, see flyer or visit Kinetic Running.
    Special thanks to Ausable Chasm.

    Time: 8:00am

  • September 29: Street Drive

    Saturday, September 29

    The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association will be collecting on the following intersections: Beekman Street, Cornelia Street, US Avenue, South Plattsburgh, South Peru, and at the corners of Georgia Pacific.
    This Street Drive will raise money to support the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.
    At least 12 volunteers are needed. To volunteer, please email us at ugr@frontier.com or call 518‐834‐5180.

    Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

  • October 6: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, October 6

    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

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.