Past Programs/Events

Date Time Description
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.