The Underground Railroad Education Center has plans to expand

Jonathan Hunter WNYT
Published: February 23, 2023 – 6:02 PM

The Underground Railroad Education Center in Albany has plans to expand. Organizers say the expansion will have a positive impact on the Arbor Hill neighborhood.

The museum is located in a house on Livingston Avenue. The co-founders of the center say they need to expand in order to offer additional programs to their visitors.

When you walk into the Underground Railroad Education Center, you will see pictures, artifacts and old newspaper articles.

The museum tells the story of Stephen and Harriet Myers. They were abolitionists who helped runaway slaves during the 1800s.

The current site is about 2,600 square feet. The goal is to build a new interpretive center adjacent to the current site. The new center would be a 13,000 square foot building.

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