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People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice

Virtual via Zoom

A Zoom Meeting Livestreamed on Facebook at Paul and Mary Liz Stewart of the Underground Railroad Education Center will discuss the myths versus the truth of the Underground Railroad…

The UGRR in Dutchess County

Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project P.O. Box 3647, Arlington

In the middle decades of the 18th Century, the Oblong Meeting at Pawling - along with other Quaker communities - were spreading across eastern Dutchess County and points beyond. The…

Work Party – fun in the sun!

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany

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…

Annette Gordon-Reed Honored by Archives Partnership Trust

Cultural Education Center 222 Madison Avenue, Albany

The Empire State Archives and History Award acknowledges the outstanding contributions by a national figure to advance the understanding and uses of history in society. Honoree Annette Gordon-Reed is the…

Spaces of Danger: Navigating Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley

Underground Railroad Consortium of NYS 194 Livingsston Avenue, Albany

Across the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and North America, enslaved Africans lived their lives under constant threat to themselves and their families. Even for free men and women,…

New York and the Illegal Slave Trade During the Civil War Era

Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston

New York was the last slaving port in the Americas. Long after Congress banned the trade, hundreds of ships were leaving the wharfs of Manhattan bound for the African coast.…

The Rise and Fall of the Florence Settlement

Virtual via Zoom

A panel of researchers, Jessica Harney of the Camden Central School District, Matthew Kirk, Principal Investigator/VP Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc. and Charles E. Vandrei, Agency Historic Preservation Officer, Archaeologist, Division of Lands and Forests, NYSDEC, will provide an introductory presentation on the Florence Settlement, a settlement…