Past Programs/Events

Date Time Description
November 9 4:00pm You are invited to the 14th Annual Meeting of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association.
We are now owners of the North Star Underground Railroad Museum. Congratulate our newest Lantern Awardee and elect our 2022 Trustees.
This year our presenter will be Robin Caudell, a well-known newspaper reporter with the Press-Republican, who will talk about the Chinese Underground Railroad.
There will be a raffle of an Echo Show by Amazon and 2 one-day passes to Adirondack River Rentals (formerly called The Kayak Shack Boat Launch) on Route 9 in Peru.
Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Guests are always welcome!
October 26 12:30pm Leading African-American Poet, Lawyer, and Public Intellectual Brian Gilmore will lead a talkback after the screening of Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes. A longtime contributor to JazzTimes magazine, Gilmore will share stories and insights with the audience. Plus, the renowned poet will share selections from his own work on jazz, art, and the African-American experience, which has earned him an NAACP Image Award nomination.
Lake Placid Film Festival, Palace Theatre #2, 2430 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York.
See press release for more information.
October 24 7:00pm Leading African-American Poet, Lawyer, and Public Intellectual Brian Gilmore will read from and discuss his new book of poetry and speak on the relationship between his work as a housing rights advocate/law professor and poet. He will also curate a "poet's playlist" of music that inspired his work in come see about me, marvin.
Event is free and open to the public.
Lake Flower Landing, Saranac Lake, New York.
See press release for more information.
October 11 4:30pm October 11 marks the 243rd Anniversary of the Battle of Valcour, one of the first naval battles of the American Revolution, fought between the shores of Valcour Island and New York State. The Saranac Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Valcour Battle Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and Clinton Community College will hold a commemoration. 2019 is the 124th year that the event has been coordinated by the DAR.
The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY
Kyle Page, Adjunct Professor, will speak on "The Battle of Valcour, a Study in Numbers."
Music is provided by Cathy Davenport, John Glover, and the H & H music studio vocal ensemble.
Special guests include Representative Billy Jones, Town Supervisor Michael Cashman, and CCHA Director Helen Nerska.
Colors will be posted by the American Legion Post 20 Honor Guard.
October 5 9:00am 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.
September 21 9:00am 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.
September 19 6:30pm 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.
September 18 7:00pm 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.
September 14 9:00am–
12:00pm
The Anderson Falls Heritage Society presents A Tour of Churches: United Methodist Church, Clintonville; Harkness United Methodist Church; Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene; Independent Baptist Church; and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.
Leaves from 96 Clinton Street, Keeseville, NY
Call June Venette at 518-834-9811 or AFHS Museum at 518-834-9219.
See flyer for more information.
September 7 9:00am 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.