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June 2017

Work Party

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  Dust off your garden gloves and come on over to The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence Campus for some fun in the sun! Dig in the dirt, mow the lawn, plant flowers, turn the compost, and more! Come for all or part of the time. Help preserve and beautify the grounds that comprise the Myers Residence Campus. Bring family, friends, colleagues! The more hands the merrier. Tools and gloves and refreshments will be available. A restroom facility is available.

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Archeology Field School

June 26 @ 8:00 am - August 4 @ 2:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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During the 19th century, Albany was home to several figures who supported the Underground Railroad. This summer, beginning June 26 a team of UAlbany researchers and students will examine the physical evidence left behind at their homes, with the goal of improving our understanding of their efforts and preserving the historical record. The archaeological field school will teach students to lay out units, excavate, screen, map, record, and photograph archaeological features at the sites. Students who complete the school will…

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July 2017
Free

July 4th Oration – Truth, Justice, and the American Way According to Stephen Myers

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Join with Paul Stewart, Co-founder of Underground Railroad History Project and Scholar-in-Residence at Russell Sage College, as Paul enlightens us with a presentation on Stephen Myers perspective on the issues of the antebellum period. Myers and Douglass, whose 1852 speech frames the July 4th Oration, did engage in some cantankerous repartee. Co-presenter Janine Moon will share remarks on some recently uncovered documented information and artifacts about Dr. Thomas Elkins, medical doctor, abolitionist, and colleague of Stephen Myers, explaining hows these…

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URHP Reads: Henry Highland Garnet speech at the 7th Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society, 1840

July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Speaking with 19th century eloquence, Garnet addresses the issue "that all the rights and immunities of American citizens are justly due to the people of color, who have ever been, and still are, willing to contribute their full share to enrich and to defend our common country." Join in the casual conversation about this thought provoking speech, what it meant in 184o and what it means for us today. Appropriate for High school and up. Light refreshments will be served.…

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