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Upcoming Events

  • June 15: Hidden in Plain Sight: Seneca Perry & Son

    Wednesday, June 15

    Speaker Robin Caudell will focus on four local buildings that were once part of the townscape of Keeseville and Ausable Chasm that Seneca and Isaac Perry built or designed together or alone.
    Keeseville Fire Department, 8 Pleasant Street, Keeseville, New York.
    Sponsored by the Anderson Falls Heritage Society. See flyer for information.

    Time: 7:00pm

  • June 18: First Presbyterian Church Yard Sale

    Saturday, June 18

    First Presbyterian Church yard sale at 35 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh. White elephant, Christmas items, special finds, craft items. All proceeds go to local charities.
    See flyer for more information.

    Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

  • June 18: Scavenger Hunt: Old Post Cemetery

    Saturday, June 18

    1814 Commemoration Inc. presents a scavenger hunt at the Old Post Cemetery, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh. Followed by re-dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown at 3:00 pm.
    See flyer for more information.

    Time: 11:00am

  • June 18: Searching for Timbuctoo

    Saturday, June 18

    In honor of Juneteenth, Adirondack Film in collaboration with LPCA and John Brown Lives! is proud to present a powerful documentary about events in our own, Lake Placid backyard. "Searching for Timbuctoo" tells the little-known story of a Black settlement, established in the wilds of upstate New York, that brought together a group of ardent abolitionists willing to risk their fortunes, their families, and their futures to destroy slavery. Little did they know that by coming together, they would help tear the nation apart. Directly following the screening, Director Paul Miller will lead a Q&A session.
    Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid, NY
    Visit the LPCA website for more information or to purchase tickets.

    Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

  • June 19: Juneteenth Colors of Freedom Tour

    Sunday, June 19

    The June 19 "Colors of Freedom" tour will feature seven different stops with re-enactors, docents, and celebrations of the freedom spirit in Clinton and Essex counties.
    The tour begins at the North Star Underground Railroad Musem (1131 Mace Chasm Rd, Ausable Chasm, New York)
    The charge to participate in the tour is $10 a person or $20 for a family pass.

    Pre-registration is required by June 12.

    For more information, see the press release and flyer.

    Time: 9:00am

  • July 20: Rich In History: A Champlain Valley Reader

    Wednesday, July 20

    Speaker Richard B. Frost will discuss ferries propelled by horses walking on-board treadmills, innovative citizen soldier training, graphite mines supplying Dixon Ticonderoga pencils, and more.
    Keeseville Fire Department, 8 Pleasant Street, Keeseville, New York.
    Sponsored by the Anderson Falls Heritage Society. See flyer for information.

    Time: 7:00pm

  • July 22: Keeseville Community Arts Festival (Day 1)

    Friday, July 22

    AdkAction Keeseville Community Arts Festival Day 1: Storytime with Childrens Book Author (Keeseville Free Library, Free); Mural Dedication (Adirondack Hardware, Free); Plein Air Show & Sale Opening Reception (1719 Block Gallery, $10); Riverfront Concert Series (Anderson Falls Park, Free); Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Keeseville Elks Lodge Pavilion, $15).
    Visit AdkAction website or see flyer for more information.

    Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm

  • July 23: Keeseville Community Arts Festival (Day 2)

    Saturday, July 23

    AdkAction Keeseville Community Arts Festival Day 2: Arts in the Park (Anderson Falls Park, Free); Brunch at the Plein Air Show & Sale (1719 Block Gallery, $10); Plein Air Show & Sale (1719 Block Gallery, Free); Music at Ausable Brewing Company (Free); Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Keeseville Elks Lodge Pavilion, $15).
    Visit AdkAction website or see flyer for more information.

    Time: 10:00am-10:00pm

  • July 24: Keeseville Community Arts Festival (Day 3)

    Sunday, July 24

    AdkAction Keeseville Community Arts Festival Day 3: Plein Air Show & Sale (1719 Block Gallery, Free).
    Visit AdkAction website or see flyer for more information.

    Time: 10:00am-3:00pm

  • August 17: Kessel Park Inn

    Wednesday, August 17

    Speakers Zoanne and Rich Schnell will discuss longtime Keeseville resident, movie pioneer, and Keystone Comedies founder, Adam Kessel.
    Keeseville Fire Department, 8 Pleasant Street, Keeseville, New York.
    Sponsored by the Anderson Falls Heritage Society. See flyer for 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.