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February 2018

Underground Railroad Along the Hudson River

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Schodack Town Hall, 265 Schuurman Road
Castelton, NY 12033 United States
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Often remembered as being characterized by tunnels, dark of night escapes, coded language and hidey-holes, the Underground Railroad was far more extensive and complex than these ideas have led us to believe.  In the midst of significant pro-slavery sentiment, New York State was home to many abolitionists working to abolish the institution of slavery in our state and nation and it was visited by many who had escaped enslavement and sought a life of freedom. Join with the Stewarts as…

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Chess – It’s Your Move

February 19 @ 5:30 am - 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. Please bring a chess board if you have one. Light refreshments will be available. Young and older welcome.

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Schenectady Today Show and LibertyCon 2018

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Proctor’s, 432 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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Ann Parillo, host of The Schenectady Today Show - In and Around the Capital Region, has invited Mary Liz Stewart to speak about Underground Railroad History's upcoming 17th annual Public History Conference - LibertyCon 2018-Embracing Equity in a Global Society. Stop in on Tuesday morning at Proctor's for the live recording, or visit the Schenectady Today Show online at http://schenectadytoday.com/category/sts-ondemand/

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URHPCR Board Meeting

February 20 @ 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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Overcoming Oppressions and Adversity: A Look Back at Black History in America

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
College of St. Rose, 432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203 United States
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    What do we learn from looking back at history?  Critical components can include but not be limited to, faith, music, martyrs, heroes, strong women figures. In studying history, hopefully we learn. As we look back together,  hopefully we will be inspired by how others have met their adversity and carried on. This program is sponsored by League of Women Voters Albany Chapter and will be held at The College of St. Rose.      

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