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December 2017

URHP READS – The Color of Law: a forgotten history of how our government segregated America

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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The Color of Law: a Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein (2017). We will turn our attention to the contemporary relevance of Underground Railroad history for us today by reading The Color of Law. The Focus for each month will be as follows: OCTOBER 8 – CHAPTERS 1 & 2 NOVEMBER 10 – CHAPTERS 3 & 4 DECEMBER 8 – CHAPTERS 5 & 6 JANUARY 12 – CHAPTERS 7 & 8 FEBRUARY 9 – CHAPTERS…

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PAINT and DRINK and DINE for a Good Cause

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Railyard, 1118 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$45

Inviting all creative spirits! Last year we asked you to explore your inner artist while raising money for the restoration of a national Historic site, the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence. This year we invite you to do that AND take another daring step to learn new dance moves! URHPCR joins forces with Albany's official Noche Latina to host this years Paint and Sip (and dance) Fundraiser! A portion of ticket sales will go to the URHPCR for the restoration…

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HOLIDAYS with STEPHEN and HARRIET MYERS – an 1850’s CHRISTMAS

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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$10

Join us at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, as we explore the humble beginnings of the holiday we experience today. How were the first Christmas trees decorated? What did the first holiday card in the Capital Region look like? When did Santa Clause first appear in the newspaper? Learn about Albany's connection to the creation of the holiday season! Children can explore the toys of the mid 19th century and create a paper Victorian ornament inspired by the decorations…

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Collections Committee Meeting

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  Collections Committee is organizing the files that reflect the history of URHPCR – where it started, how it moved forward, where it is now. Documents from a variety of sources have been collected over time but, to be useful, need to be organized in a coherent fashion. Join in the fun and contribute to the preservation of the history of Underground Railroad History Project.

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CAROLING for the HOLIDAYS – Join in Spreading Holiday Cheer!

December 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  Join in the fun of spreading holiday cheer by caroling with friends of Underground Railroad History Project in the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence neighborhood. No experience necessary. Fun loving spirit needed. Song books are provided. Light refreshments will be enjoyed following the caroling.      

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