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August 2018

Building and Properties Meeting

August 2 @ 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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LibertyCon 2019 – Seeking Sanctuary: Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness Planning Meeting

August 6 @ 5:30 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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Open House – Young Abolitionist Teen Scholars’ Institute

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Celebrate with our teens at their showcase Open House! They have been incredibly busy learning new history, learning about civic responsibility and preservation, honing their job readiness skills, learning how to be leaders, and learning about and applying the skills related to their Focus Group. Sharing with you gives our teens the opportunity to practice their public speaking skills and to be empowered by your interest in them and their work. Bring family and friends. The Open House will be…

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Collections Committee

August 9 @ 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 – Slavery by Another Name

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon – “In “Slavery by Another Name” Douglas A. Blackmon eviscerates one of our schoolchildren’s most basic assumptions: that slavery in America ended with the Civil War. Blackmon unearths shocking evidence that the practice persisted well into the 20th century. And he is not simply referring to the virtual bondage of black sharecroppers unable to extricate themselves economically from farming.…

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