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Don & Vivian Papson Recognition


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A ceremony recognizing Don and Vivian Papson, founders of the North Star Underground Railroad Museum

6 files, last one added on Dec 07, 2021
Album viewed 22 times

Tenth Anniversary Celebration


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Photos from the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of The North Star Underground Railroad Museum.

32 files, last one added on Sep 24, 2021
Album viewed 85 times

Women's Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour


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Photos from the Champlain Valley Women's Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour. Visit
Champlain Valley Women for more information.

91 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2021
Album viewed 116 times

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
Album viewed 93 times

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
Album viewed 184 times

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 367 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 512 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
Album viewed 567 times

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
Album viewed 936 times

2012-2013 Annual Meeting


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NCUGRHA Eighth Annual Meeting, August 17, 2013

22 files, last one added on Sep 10, 2013
Album viewed 1391 times

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
Album viewed 1020 times

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
Album viewed 1551 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
Album viewed 1209 times

Entrance Room & Gift Shop


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7 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
Album viewed 1198 times

Exhibits


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12 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
Album viewed 1407 times

John Thomas Story


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6 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
Album viewed 1200 times

Lavinia Bell Story


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1 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
Album viewed 1079 times

Onward Your Country to Save


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4 files, last one added on May 22, 2012
Album viewed 1066 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 1065 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
Album viewed 1038 times

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 1008 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

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 1476 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 1667 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

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
Album viewed 829 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

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
Album viewed 382 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

2021 SeasonNorth Star Underground Museum photos taken during the 2021 season
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Adirondack Experience Visit


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A visit from staff members and interns of The Adirondack Experience, Blue Mountain Lake

2 files, last one added on Aug 16, 2021
Album viewed 57 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

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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
Album viewed 95 times

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
Album viewed 292 times

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
Album viewed 361 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

408 files in 36 albums and 9 categories viewed 1,141,654 times

Latest Additions
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Dedication PlaqueDec 07, 2021
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Don and Vivian PapsonDec 07, 2021
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Vivian and Don PapsonDec 06, 2021
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NCUGRHA President Jackie MadisonDec 06, 2021
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Assemblyman Billy JonesDec 06, 2021
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Dedication PlaqueDec 06, 2021
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Tenth Anniversary Celebration of The North Star Underground Railroad MuseumSep 24, 2021
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Tenth Anniversary Celebration of The North Star Underground Railroad MuseumSep 24, 2021