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December 2017

Speaking on the Underground Railroad and Underground Railroad History Project

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The University Club, 141 Washington Avenue
Albany, 12210 United States
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$35

Paul & Mary Liz Stewart have been exploring the history of the Underground Railroad in Albany for the past 25 years, and are co-founders of the not-for-profit Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.  In 2003 the organization acquired the Stephen & Harriet Myers residence on Livingston Avenue, which was the focal point of the Underground Railroad in this area.  The organization is now working on restoration of the home and presents a wide variety of programs and activities…

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Liberty Con 2018: Embracing Equity in a Global Society

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Change history! Contribute your time and talent to reshaping the understanding of Underground Railroad history, its place in American history as the first Civil Right movement, and its relationship with us today. Join in the fun of working with a great group of volunteers who are dedicated to bringing together Liberty Con 2018. Put your skills to work to create an experience to remember! Call (518) 432-4432 for questions and directions.

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Building and Properties Committee Meeting

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  The Building and Properties Committee welcomes you to join in their monthly meetings. No expertise is needed. Meetings address a variety of issues related to the buildings and the grounds of The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence Campus. Some current projects include planning and implementing the laying of memorial bricks in the Abrahm Johnson Garden, arranging for donated cleaning services for the interior of The Myers Residence, raising funds for the Water Hydrants that are needed provide sufficient water…

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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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