Sanctuary. Shelter. Welcome. These concepts have been built into the very walls of the Harriet and Stephen Myers Residence. From the days of meetings of Albany’s Vigilance Committee in the 19th century, the house on Lumber (now Livingston) Street has been a place to connect with the kindness of strangers, to receive a helping hand, and the resources to attain freedom. And now we must close our doors. Not forever, thankfully, but still – it hurts.
Think You Know the Underground Railroad?
Visit The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence for a journey through the real story of the Black Abolitionist movement and celebrate the thousands of unsung, everyday heroes who worked to move our country closer to true democracy.
Underground Railroad Consortium of NYS
Albany Public School Teacher’s Association
Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace
John T. McDonald III, Assembly Member
Mayor Kathy Sheehan
Congressman Paul Tonko