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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

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Tenth Anniversary Celebration


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

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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.

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Juneteenth 2021


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Photos related to the North Star Underground Railroad Museum Juneteenth celebration

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Created Equal Film Series 2014


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

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2012-2013 Annual Meeting


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NCUGRHA Eighth Annual Meeting, August 17, 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

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2012 Members Party


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

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Latest Additions - NCUGRHA Events
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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