Past Programs/Events

Date Time Description
May 21 10:00am The North Star Underground Railroad Museum at Ausable Chasm is about to have a new attraction designed by children for children. Keeseville Elementary School students created three UGR computer games this year, and the students will introduce them to the public during a special program in the Museum. All are invited. See press release for more information.
March 31 1:00pm–
5:00pm
LibertyCon 2019 - Seeking Sanctuary: Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness.
Open House: Enjoy tours of The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence and Myers Residence Campus, reflect on the Seeking Sanctuary new exhibit, enjoy conversation, refreshments, and period appropriate toys for the young at heart. Take home memorable items from the Gift Shoppe.
The Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Ave, Albany, New York
See flyer or visit conference website for more information.
Presented by: Underground Railroad History Project in collaboration with Siena College.
March 30 10:00am–
8:30pm
LibertyCon 2019 - Seeking Sanctuary: Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness.

10:00 am-5:00 pm: Workshops, round tables, vendors, exhibitors, raffle.
Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Loudonville, New York

Saturday conference participants are encouraged to come in 19th-century period attire.

5:30 pm-8:30 pm: Light dinner, movie, conversation.
The Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Ave, Albany, New York

See flyer or visit conference website for more information.
Presented by: Underground Railroad History Project in collaboration with Siena College.
March 29 7:00pm–
9:00pm
LibertyCon 2019 - Seeking Sanctuary: Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness.
Opening Address.
Snyder Hall, Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Loudonville, New York
See flyer or visit conference website for more information.
Presented by: Underground Railroad History Project in collaboration with Siena College.
February 27 12:00pm Don Papson will present "Solomon Northup: The Free Slave." Solomon Northup, a 19th-century free-born black man, was kidnapped into slavery. His life story inspired the 2013 film, Twelve Years a Slave. See flyer for more information.
The founder of the North Country Underground Railroad Association and the North Star Underground Railroad Museum in Ausable Chasm, Don was named winner of the 2012 Underground Railroad Free Press Prize for Leadership.
Stafford Center, Clinton Community College, 136 Clinton Point Drive, Plattsburgh, New York.
Sponsored by the CCC Cultural Affairs Committee.
February 21 6:30pm Peter Slocum, a longtime tour guide with the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, explores untold stories of northern Slavery, including some discoveries close to home.
Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru, New York
See press release for more information.
December 17,
2018
3:30pm The Clinton County Historical Association announces Penny Clute, former Plattsburgh City Judge, Press Republican columnist, a student of local history, and accomplished photographer, will present "The Fight for Women's Suffrage ... and what they never told us."
Women in the United States and abroad fought many years for the right to vote and most of their battles are unknown to us today. This presentation will tell of their struggles, their successes, their torments, and their final victory.
Lake Forest Senior Living Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh, NY
See press release for more information.
November 16,
2018
11:00am Join us for the unveiling of a new Underground Railroad computer game created and designed by 5th- and 6th-grade students from Keeseville Elementary School. Julie Taylor and Christine Facteau were the teachers who worked with the students on this project. Please come for the unveiling and then play the game (see flyer).
North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY
November 10,
2018
4:00pm Members and Friends: You are invited to the 13th Annual Meeting of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association (see flyer).
North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY
Come and hear about our activities during 2018 and to elect our Trustees. Learn about the Underground Railroad today. This year our Presenter will be an Intern who did a comparison of the Underground Railroad in the nineteenth century with the immigrants going through Roxham Road today. There will be a raffle of gift cards. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Guests are always welcome!
October 6,
2018
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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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.