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Past Programs/Events

Date Time Description
October 23,
2020
10:00am Paul Smith's Collage, Adirondack Research Consortium webinar series: Cultural Geography of the Adirondacks.
Moderator: Joe Henderson, Environmental and Society Department, Paul Smith's College.
Panelists: Jacqueline Madison, President, North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association; Melissa Otis, author of Rural Indigenousness: A History of Iroquoian and Algonquian Peoples of the Adirondacks; Peggy Lynn, singer/songwriter, co-author of Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks; Adam Dewbury, Adirondack North Country Association.
Free registration required: https://bit.ly/36od9Ni.
Questions for any of the panels can be sent in advance to adkresearchconsortium@gmail.com.
For more information, visit https://www.paulsmiths.edu/news/psc-arc-webinar-2020/.
October 3,
2020
10:45am The Anderson Falls Heritage Society and the North Star Underground Railroad Museum warmly invite you to attend the unveiling of 3 historic roadside markers commemorating local Keeseville area history.
Herbert Estes is the 3rd unveiling: North Star Underground Railroad Museum at 1131 Mace Chasm Road, AuSable Chasm.
The marker commemorates the life of Herbert Estes, who resided from 1885 until his death in 1916 in the stone building which now houses the Underground Railroad Museum.
All markers were generously funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation's Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program. Each event will be held outside and last less than thirty minutes. No seating or restrooms will be provided. The public is invited to bring a chair if desired.
All attendees over two years of age must wear a face covering and maintain a distance of at least six feet from any other non-household attendee.
Rain date is October 10, 2020.
October 3,
2020
10:00am The Anderson Falls Heritage Society and the North Star Underground Railroad Museum warmly invite you to attend the unveiling of 3 historic roadside markers commemorating local Keeseville area history.
Port Kent-Hopkinton Turnpike is the 2nd unveiling: 373 Fairway Drive, Keeseville by the Harmony Golf Club near the hamlet of Port Kent.
The 75-mile turnpike was established 1829-1832 and linked the manufacturing area in the Port Kent vicinity with the agricultural region of the St. Lawrence Valley near Hopkinton.
All markers were generously funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation's Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program. Each event will be held outside and last less than thirty minutes. No seating or restrooms will be provided. The public is invited to bring a chair if desired.
All attendees over two years of age must wear a face covering and maintain a distance of at least six feet from any other non-household attendee.
Rain date is October 10, 2020.
October 3,
2020
9:00am The Anderson Falls Heritage Society and the North Star Underground Railroad Museum warmly invite you to attend the unveiling of 3 historic roadside markers commemorating local Keeseville area history.
Schuyler Island is the 1st unveiling: Port Douglass Beach on Schuyler Road, Keeseville.
During the American Revolutionary War, Schuyler Island was a safe haven during the American Navy's retreat following the Battle at Valcour Island on October 11, 1776.
All markers were generously funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation's Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program. Each event will be held outside and last less than thirty minutes. No seating or restrooms will be provided. The public is invited to bring a chair if desired.
All attendees over two years of age must wear a face covering and maintain a distance of at least six feet from any other non-household attendee.
Rain date is October 10, 2020.
October 1,
2020
11:00am–
11:30am
Michael Keene, a New York local history author, has produced a unique online program to present his latest work, New York City's Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers.
The presentation concerns the history of Hart Island, used as New York City's Potters Field for the past 150 years. It's estimated that there are nearly 1,000,000 people buried there. As a result of recent advances in DNA and fingerprint technology, we now know who some of these unfortunate people were, including actors, authors, artists, and musicians.
Through the use of archival photographs, original music and narration, Mike will reveal a secret kept hidden for over a 150 years!
This program is free but registration is required. To do so, simply go to Mike's website at: www.michaeltkeene.com/registration.
September 29,
2020
6:00pm I LOVE NY's Underground Railroad Month Panel Discussion: Watch a panel discussion with experts from New York State attractions that shaped the history of the Underground Railroad on Facebook. The fascinating stories of the people and places that made New York State a center for the abolitionist movement will come to life.
Moderated by Lavada Nahon, Interpreter of African American History for New York State Parks and Historic Preservation, the discussion features representatives from: Harriet Tubman Home, North Star Underground Railroad Museum, Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims.
To learn more about New York State's Underground Railroad sites and attractions, visit I LOVE NY's Underground Railroad guide.