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International Archaeology Day – Dr. Elkins: Explorer, Inventor, and Healer

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

What ails you? What is the cure? Come and learn about 19th Century Medicine and Dr. Thomas Elkins, an esteemed African American doctor from Albany. Enjoy a presentation by Stuart Lehman. He will educate you about medicinal devices and treatments of the mid-19th century

“Trash Talks” will be led by Janine Moon, who is an Underground Railroad History Project board member and volunteer. She will inform participants about archaeological finds once buried on the lot where Dr. Elkins once lived and at the Myers Residence.

To complete the 19th century experience, period costumes will be available to try on and 19th century children’s games will be available to try out.

This free outdoor program will take place on October 27th for this International Archaeology Day Program at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence at 194 Livingston Avenue in Albany from 10am to 2pm. For further information you can call the Myers Residence at 518-432-4432 or email info@undergroundrailroadhistory.org.

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence historic site is a program of Underground Railroad History Project (URHP). URHP is a non-profit organization the mission of which is to re-explore the story of the Underground Railroad for its local connections, story of African Americans and its relationship to today’s events.




October 27
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Mary Liz Stewart
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