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.
About the Underground Railroad
Centered at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence in Albany, the Underground Railroad History Project invites you to visit and to join us on a mission to promote knowledge and understanding of the Underground Railroad Movement and its genesis and legacy in the Capital Region and in New York State.
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