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Daniel Stewart Memorial Award – Planning Meeting

Online

Join with UREC Board members and volunteers in the planning of the Daniel Stewart Memorial Award. Daniel was an avid photographer and used his photographic skills on behalf of UREC across many years and many events. His photographic skills provided a pictorial record of the many programs engaged in by UREC. This virtual meeting will…

Myers Residence Library Development Team

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

Join with a highly skilled librarian and volunteers in bringing The Myers Residence Library to life! Numerous books have been donated over time and they need to be catalogued so that the library can be open for public use. The Library Development team works together every Monday from 12:30pm – 2pm at The Myers Residence.…

Open Mic Coffee House – GETTING SILLY in SEPTEMBER

Online

Underground Railroad Education Center is excited to host its fourth Open Mic Coffee House. This September UREC is looking for some laughs and lighthearted humor to start the fall season off right! We are inviting you to perform a silly poem, humorous song, spoken word, or piece of comedy to bring a smile this September!…

$10 – $100

Coffee at St. Vincent’s – St. Vincent’s on a Mission

St. Vincent DePaul Church 900 Madison Avenue, Albany, New York

Visit with Paul and Mary Liz Stewart on Sunday, September 19 at refreshments following the 8:30am and 11am liturgies. Learn about Underground Railroad Education Center (UREC), its mission, its initiatives, consider donating your time and talent to the work of UREC, arrange a guided tour to learn more about the Underground Railroad work of local…

Myers Residence Library Development Team

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

Join with a highly skilled librarian and volunteers in bringing The Myers Residence Library to life! Numerous books have been donated over time and they need to be catalogued so that the library can be open for public use. The Library Development team works together every Monday from 12:30pm – 2pm at The Myers Residence.…

The Myers Residence will be CLOSED

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

Due to the UREC staff needing to be at an off-site program, The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence will be closed on Thursday, September 23. Regular business hours will resume on Friday, September 24, 2021. Thank you for your understanding.

FreedomCon 2021 – Destined to Engage and Collaborate: Examining the Social/Political Dynamics of Native Americans and African Americans in the United States

Online

Through anecdotal historical and contemporary narratives, this seminar presents compelling evidence that Native Americans and African Americans have provided unique intertwining social, political and cultural contributions to the development of our United States society. This symbiotic relationship contributed to establishing collaborative agency between these similarly oppressed people in their efforts to gain equal rights and…

$10

Myers Residence Library Development Team

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

Join with a highly skilled librarian and volunteers in bringing The Myers Residence Library to life! Numerous books have been donated over time and they need to be catalogued so that the library can be open for public use. The Library Development team works together every Monday from 12:30pm – 2pm at The Myers Residence.…

The Myers Residence will be CLOSED

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

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence will be closed on Saturday, October 2. Join the staff at the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Conference - Blacks History in the Hudson Valley. Information is available at https://www.hrmm.org/black-history-conference.html

Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley 2021

Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

Join the Hudson River Maritime Museum, The Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center, TMI Project's Black Stories Matter, the Underground Railroad Education Center, and Harambee/the Pine Street African Burial Ground for this year's Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley. The focus of this conference is the history of Black and African-American residents in the Hudson Valley, including…

$15 – $30

The Myers Residence will be CLOSED

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

Because our staff will be visiting the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center in Kingston, The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence will need to be closed for the day. Regular hours will resume on Monday, October 11. Thank you for our understanding.  

FreedomCon 2021 – Building Community through Free Black Migration before the Civil War

Online

The scholarship on the Underground Railroad movement and the Great Migration is vast but little attention has been paid to the voluntary migratory patterns of free black Americans before the Civil War. Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will shine light on the importance of studying the antebellum migratory patterns of free Black Americans in the tri-city…

$10