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Daniel Stewart Memorial Fund – Planning Committee Meeting

Online via Zoom

Memorial Fund next steps are on the agenda for November 2, 2021. Submissions are in. Plans need to be finalized to evaluate submissions and decided on awards. If you would like to participate in this committee, please notify Paul Stewart at 518-596-0260 or at urhpcr@localnet.com If you would like to donate to this fund, please…

Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad

Online

"Sailing to Freedom: Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad focuses on seaborne escapes of enslaved African Americans along the eastern seaboard. Contemporary scholarship and teaching about the Underground Railroad focus almost exclusively on overland escape routes. However, new research reveals that multitudes of enslaved persons made their way to freedom using coastwise water routes . .…

Historic Preservation Fund Grant Programs Webinar

Online

In 2022, the Historic Preservation Fund will fund more than $150 million in projects to assist communities with historic preservation and conservation projects. On Wednesday, November 4 at 4:30pm EDT, the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program will host National Park Service Grants Management Specialist Seth Tinkham to learn more about the different funding…

Archeology and the Underground Railroad

Online via Zoom

  Join an hour long discussion and Q & A on archeology and the Underground Railroad. Commemorating International Archeology Day 2021, panelists Paul Stewart, Matt Kirk and Lavada Nahon will discuss archeology's contributions to a fuller understanding of the Underground Railroad movement. Archeology conducted at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence Campus of Underground Railroad…

Collections Committee

Virtual via Zoom

Do you like digging in the dirt? Researching? Drafting grant applications? Record keeping? Planning programs, exhibits, displays? Contributing to the development of the Collections Management System as we work to get our incredibly large collection of artifacts into a public facing, user friendly database? Then this committee is for YOU! This very active committee needs…

UREC Reads: Black Reconstruction 1860-1880 (ch. 17) – W.E.B. Du Bois book conversation

Virtual via Zoom

Du Bois, an incredible thinker and author who pushes beyond the limits of the American narrative with his challenging observations and interpretations, challenges and enriches the reader's understanding of Reconstruction. A must read and a great source of stimulating conversation. Please bring questions and comments to this conversation. Du Bois published Black Reconstruction (BR) in…

The Myers Residence will be closed

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

We apologize for any inconvenience but The Myers Residence will be closed on Saturday, November 13 as staff and volunteers will be off site at a program out of the area. Normal public hours will resume on Monday, November 15.

UREC Board Meeting

Virtual via Zoom

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 UREC. Please contact Mary Liz Stewart, Executive Director, to inform her of your intent to attend. Directions will be provided for accessing the Zoom meeting. Mary Liz Stewart –…

Work Party – last one for the season!

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

Put on the garden gloves, pick up the rake, and off you go! Would you prefer to work with clippers or a shovel? How about a lawn mower or pitch…

YALI Curriculum Development Workgroup

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

Interested in designing curriculum for the Young Abolitionist Leadership Institute? Join with other community members to develop curriculum that will help expand the reach and impact of YALI. Contact Mary…

The Myers Residence will be closed

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

We apologize for any inconvenience but The Myers Residence will be closed on Wednesday, November 24 as staff and volunteers will be preparing for Thanksgiving. Normal public hours will resume…

The Myers Residence will be closed

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

We apologize for any inconvenience but The Myers Residence will be closed on Thursday, November 25 as staff and volunteers will be celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. Normal public…