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Juneteenth 2021


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Photos related to the North Star Underground Railroad Museum Juneteenth celebration

1 files, last one added on Jun 18, 2021
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Herbert Estes Historical Marker Unveiling


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Herbert Estes was the superintendent of the Ausable Chasm Horse Nail Works Company. He also served in the Civil War and was captured in Salisbury, North Carolina. This was a Confederate prison that housed over 6,000 men. Conditions were horrible. Herbert Estes kept a diary while he was in the prison. Later, after his release, he read his entire diary in Congress.
Herbert's wife was Harriet. When the Ausable Chasm Horse Nail Works Company was operating, most of the employees were women. At one time, there were three buildings near the present house. These buildings were used to house employees. Herbert grew up as a Quaker and, according to his grandson, was an abolitionist. He was a member of the Baptist Church when he lived in the Keeseville area.

1 files, last one added on Oct 12, 2020
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Deed Signing


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President Jackie Madison signed the deed to make the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association the sole owner of the Estes House. Founders, Don and Vivian Papson were present for the momentous occasion.

3 files, last one added on Jun 26, 2019
Album viewed 269 times

Computer Games Unveiling


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Three computer games invented by Keeseville Elementary School's enrichment program students for our Children's Table were unveiled on May 21, 2019.
See Press Release.

25 files, last one added on May 22, 2019
Album viewed 378 times

2017 Spirit of John Brown Freedom Awards


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On John Brown Day, the group John Brown Lives honors people who follow Brown's tradition of activism and human rights. This year two of the honorees were Don and Vivian Papson, founders of the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.

5 files, last one added on May 08, 2017
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Created Equal Film Series 2014


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The Created Equal Film Series, February-March, 2014 (See Press Release)

2 files, last one added on Feb 03, 2014
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2012-2013 Annual Meeting


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NCUGRHA Eighth Annual Meeting, August 17, 2013

22 files, last one added on Sep 10, 2013
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Noadiah and Caroline Moore Dedication


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Dedicated to the work of Noadiah and Caroline Moore in Champlain, NY, August 17th, 2013

3 files, last one added on Sep 10, 2013
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2012 Members Party


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Celebration at North Star Museum, October 28, 2012 (See Press Release)

15 files, last one added on Oct 30, 2012
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2011 Annual Meeting


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14 files, last one added on May 23, 2012
Album viewed 1379 times

Haffs, Peru, NY


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Karen Davidson is a great-great-great-great granddaughter of John Haff, one of Peru, New York’s earliest settlers. She visited the North Star Underground Railroad Museum on October 26, 2011 and then John Haff’s restored 1804 home on the Union Road now owned by Joe Stemper. (Read more)

35 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2011
Album viewed 1687 times

2009 Annual Meeting


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5 files, last one added on Apr 29, 2011
Album viewed 1067 times

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North Star Underground Railroad Museum
2011 SeasonNorth Star Underground Museum photos taken during the 2011 season
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Entrance


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6 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
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Entrance Room & Gift Shop


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7 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
Album viewed 1096 times

Exhibits


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12 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
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John Thomas Story


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6 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
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Lavinia Bell Story


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1 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
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Onward Your Country to Save


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4 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
Album viewed 982 times

6 albums on 1 page(s)

2012 SeasonNorth Star Underground Museum photos taken during the 2012 season
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Students from West Africa


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3 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
Album viewed 984 times

Opening Weekend


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2012 opening weekend with lecture "Who’s Under that Load of Hay?" given by Bryan Thompson, De Kalb town historian.

6 files, last one added on Jun 17, 2012
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Juneteenth: Dr. Washington


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Dr. Margaret Washington, professor of History and American Studies at Cornell University, unveiled the stories of four unsung women activists during a Juneteenth Celebrations at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum on Sunday, June 17.
(Read more)

6 files, last one added on Jun 18, 2012
Album viewed 930 times

 

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2013 SeasonNorth Star Underground Museum photos taken during the 2013 season
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Visit from Dick Gregory


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Martha Swan and the Board from John Brown Lives! suggested that Dick Gregory visit our museum while in the North Country for John Brown Day 2013 to get a sense of the work that NCUGRHA and others have done to uplift the freedom history of the region.
(Read more)

26 files, last one added on May 14, 2013
Album viewed 1375 times

Tour of Underground Railroad Sites


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Photos taken by John Ryan, Editor of the Peru Gazette, during one of the Museum's summer bus tours of Underground Railroad sites in the Peru/Keeseville area. The tour was led by Peter Slocum, NCUGRHA Board Member and 2nd Vice President.

14 files, last one added on Sep 05, 2013
Album viewed 1554 times

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2014 SeasonNorth Star Underground Museum photos taken during the 2014 season
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Visit from Congressman Bill Owens


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Congressman Bill Owens visits the North Star Underground Railroad Museum

4 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2014
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2018 SeasonNorth Star Underground Museum photos taken during the 2018 season
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Brooklyn Bus Tour Visit


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Members of a Brooklyn bus tour visit the North Star Underground Railroad Museum

4 files, last one added on Jun 11, 2018
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2021 SeasonNorth Star Underground Museum photos taken during the 2021 season
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The Making of "Amazing Abolitionists"


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Students of Class 4A Flint Hill School create the book "Amazing Abolitionists."

5 files, last one added on May 21, 2021
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Barn Work at Stephen Keese Smith Farm


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Work on the barn at the Stephen Keese Smith farm (Peru, NY), which is now owned by Frank Perusse.

10 files, last one added on May 10, 2019
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Visit to Africville Museum


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Jacqueline Madison visited the (Africville
Museum
) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 2018.

1 files, last one added on May 07, 2018
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