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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

“We Took to Ourselves Liberty” – The Underground Railroad in Oneida County, NY

Online via Zoom

“‘We took to ourselves liberty”: Historic Sites Relating to the Underground Railroad, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Oneida County and Beyond.” The Underground Railroad was one of America’s monumental stories,  a multi-racial civil rights movement of epic proportions. Before the Civil War, as many as 100,000 people escaped from slavery, some alone and some with…

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…

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.

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 fork? Are you a gardener? Are you a carpenter? All sorts of garden and grounds activities fill up work party days. Join in the fun.…