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  • 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 19: Fort Montgomery: The Truth is Stranger than the Myths

    Thursday, September 19

    The Clinton County Historical Association announces "Fort Montgomery: The Truth is Stranger than the Myths" with local author and historian Jim Millard.
    Sorting fact from fiction is not easy. The story of the remarkable ruins just north of the bridge at Rouses Point is strange and rather sad. There are many misconceptions about the fort that continue to this day. Local historian James P. Millard will discuss the fascinating history of Fort Montgomery, the myths surrounding the infamous Fort "Blunder," and the history of the fort.
    Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel, Old Base Museum Campus, Plattsburgh, New York
    FREE and open to the public.
    Millard is the publisher of the award-winning America's Historic Lakes website and author of several books, which are available at the Clinton County Historical Association Museum and will be available the night of this event.

    Time: 6:30pm

  • 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.