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August 2019

Collections Committee – all welcome

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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, organizing Underground Railroad History Project records, researching artifacts from the many archeological digs that have been conducted on The Myers Residence Campus, planning and installing exhibits, and even leading tours of exhibits. All hands are welcome in this creative process.

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URHP Reads – How the Irish Became White

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  How the Irish Became White by Noel Ignatiev Ignatiev traces the tattered history of Irish and African-American relations, revealing how the Irish used labor unions, the Catholic Church and the Democratic party to help gain and secure their newly found place in the White Republic. He uncovers the roots of conflict between Irish-Americans & African-Americans & draws a powerful connection between the embracing of white supremacy & Irish "success" in 19th century American society. (GoodReads.com) Chapters 2-3 will be…

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Grounds and Garden Work Party

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  Time to tend to the Myers Residence Campus grounds! Mowing, weeding, replacing bricks, branch removal, and more at The Myers Residence Campus! A family friendly opportunity to help maintain the park-like appearance of The Myers Residence Campus! Come for part or all of the time! Tools and gloves and light refreshments are provided. See you there!

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It’s Your Move – Calling All Chess Players

August 19 @ 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

August 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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