Past Programs/Events

Date Time Description
July 21 4:00pm The North Star Underground Railroad Museum will celebrate the life of Solomon Northup, an American abolitionist and author of Twelve Years a Slave.
Northup, born a free man, was sold into slavery and later freed. The program is free to the public.

Peru Free Library, 3024 Main Street, Peru, NY

See flyer for more information.

Tom Calarco, noted author of seven Underground Railroad books, will give a presentation and will bring a replica of the crate in which Henry "Box" Brown escaped (Brown escaped slavery by mailing himself in a wooden crate).

Donations are recommended and appreciated to cover Mr. Calarco's honorarium and rental of a van to transport the crate, which will be donated to the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.
For donation information, visit our Donations page.
July 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: $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.
July 18 7:00pm Anderson Falls Heritage Society presents Robert Elliott: "Who Do You Think You Are?" with guest speaker, Don Papson, Independent Historian, Co-Founder and Curator of the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.
Town of AuSable Town Hall, 111 AuSable St, Keeseville, NY
See flyer for more information.
July 15 1:00pm The Solomon Northup Legacy along with marker sponsor the City of Auburn welcome you to celebrate the 165th Anniversary Year of Solomon Northup's Freedom with a historic marker dedicated to 19th-century Auburn publishing firm Derby & Miller. On July 15, 1853, Derby & Miller published the acclaimed slave-narrative Twelve Years A Slave.

Key Bank, 115 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY

See flyer for more information.
July 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: $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.
June 16 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.
June 2 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.
May 26 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.
May 9 7:00pm–
9:00pm
Cronkite Lecture Series: Preservation of the Old Fort Museum. Presented by Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum Director.
A $5 donation is recommended.
Old Fort House Museum, Fort Edward, New York.
For more information, see flyer, call 518-747-9108, or visit the Washington County Historical Society website.
November 11,
2017
4:00pm Members and Friends: You are invited to the 12th Annual Meeting of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association.
North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY
Come and hear about our activities during 2017, to elect our Trustees and to congratulate our Lantern Light Award honorees. There will be a raffle of 3 beauty baskets. Please bring a dish to share. Guests are always welcome!