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September 2018

House and Grounds Work Party

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Calling all interested in helping to beautify the grounds and raised beds surrounding The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence and helping to clean The Myers Residence. With our abundance of rain and warm temperatures the foliage is explosive. With 30+ teens in and out of The Residence across five weeks, lots of dust and grit were generated. Tools and light refreshments will be provided. Looking forward to seeing you on the 15th of September, Come for part or all of…

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It’s Your Move – Calling All Chess Players

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  Calling all chess players! From highly skilled to no experience necessary, join in a relaxed game of chess at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence. Dust off your skills, refine your tactics, enjoy this historic game in a historic house. Chess boards and playing pieces are provided. Light refreshments will be available. Young and older welcome.

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URHPCR Board Meeting

September 18 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Monthly URHPCR Board Meetings are open to the public. Pay us a visit. Listen in on the discussions that inform implementation of the mission-based vision of URHPCR. Please contact Mary Liz Stewart, Executive Director, to inform her of your intent to attend. Mary Liz Stewart – (518) 432-4432 or info@undergroundrailroadhistory.org.

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Jazz+@theUnderground – Getting Swanky with Stevie

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Albany Distilling Company, 75 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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Stephen and Harriet Myers were the point people in Albany regarding the Underground Railroad in the 1850’s. 160 years later the Myers Residence is now a staple in the Arbor Hill Community, used to educate the next generation on the history that is right here in Albany. Join us on September 26th 2018 for a night of food, drinks, and fun in support of The Underground Railroad History Project.   Getting Swanky with Stevie will feature the seductive Cuban rhythms…

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October 2018

SEEKING SANCTUARY Exhibit Grand Opening and Reception

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"   Our nation was founded on the principle of sanctuary. It has been reiterated by our embrace of the Statue of Liberty and the engraved poem on an adjacent plaque. Yet, seekers and providers of sanctuary have been feared and demonized across time, from the Underground Railroad period forward…

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