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October 2017

Green Tech Volunteer Day

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  'Tis the season to start putting the gardens and grounds to bed for the winter. Join in the fun with students from Green Tech High School as we weed, mulch, compost, mow, and more! No expertise necessary. Tools and garden gloves provided.

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Collections Committee

October 12 @ 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 setting up an inventory system for The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence and organizing Underground Railroad History Project records. Take photos. Draft text. Manage filing. Join in the fun and contribute to the preservation of the objects in The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence and the records of Underground Railroad History Project.

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URHP Reads – The Color of Law: a Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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 13 - chapters 3 & 4 December 8 - Chapters 5 & 6 January 12 - chapters 7 & 8 …

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URHPCR Board Meeting

October 17 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  Monthly URHPCR Board Meetings are open to the public. Pay us a visit. Listen in on the discussions that inform implementation of the mission-based vision of URHPCR. Please contact Mary Liz Stewart, Executive Director, to inform her of your intent to attend. Mary Liz Stewart – (518) 432-4432 or info@undergroundrailroadhistory.org    

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Pittstown Historical Society – The UGRR: a New Interpretation of an Old Story

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pittstown Town Hall, 97 Tomhannock Rd
Valley Falls, NY 12185 United States
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Dark of night, tunnels, secret hidey-holes and daring escapes populate our images of Underground Railroad history. The notion of Quakers helping poor, oppressed escaped slaves informs how Underground Railroad history is portrayed. While the Underground Railroad is a piece of American history that is thought to be well known, research into period documents tells a very different story than the one that is traditionally taught and held in public memory. Revisit this fascinating period in history, examining its public side,…

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