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A lot is happening at URHPCR. See our latest news below…
LibertyCon 2018 – Embracing Equity in a Global Society
Dress in period costumes – Workshops – Round Table discussions – Art exhibition – Keynote speakers – Vendors – Exhibitors – Raffle – Open House – for complete details click here.
See you there!
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Stories From The Dirt
We Are Albany
Learn about the history and community outreach efforts of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region in this We Are NY video, including the rescue and rehabilitation of the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, which served as an anti-slavery meeting place and stop on the Underground Railroad.
Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill
You are invited: To Play History Mystery
Using your knowledge of Underground Railroad History, we need your help solving a missing person’s case. Click the button on the left to visit our History Mystery game page and help Dorian the Historian crack this mystery!The newest Underground Railroad video game of the decade
Members of the Delhi History Club enjoy a meal at the end of their visit to the Myers Residence. The Residence is available for visits, tours, meeting, and other uses. The history club saw a slide show and presentation on Underground Railroad history and did a re-enactment play of a vigilance committee meeting. Groups are invited to share in these kinds of presentations to learn about the building, the history and the URHPCR organization.
Hartgen participated in this year’s Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region annual conference again. This year, we held a small archaeological hands-on excavation on the site of Ann Prophet’s former house in this mid-19th-century African American neighborhood. We will be cleaning these artifacts and adding them to the growing interpretation of this rich archeological and historical site.
Mayor Kathy Sheehan discusses the role of City government with members of our Civil War Re-enactment unit during the Sunday open house which was the past part of the conference over the weekend. Dan, Sean and Sam are pictured with the Mayor.