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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

Visit a Local Stop on the Underground Railroad

  • 22 Sep 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY
  • 30


  • Guests who would like to become members of the Capital District of the Social Studies should register for this event using this option. Be sure to let the CDCSS contact person at the tour know you'd like to be an ongoing member.
  • Open to all active members of the CDCSS. If you have not renewed your membership please do so before registering for this event. If you've never been a member, please register as a Guest.

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The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence

Do you know the story of Stephen Myers, who, after gaining his freedom, turned his home into a refuge for people escaping enslavement?

Join the CDCSS on Thurs., Sept. 22 for an evening of entertainment and fun and find out more about this award winning historic site and important stop on the Underground Railroad.

Come sit in the front parlor where the Vigilance Committee once met.

This three-story Greek Revival home welcomed freedom seekers and served as a meeting place for noted abolitionists throughout the course of the 19th century. Stephen Myers was born enslaved in New York State, received his freedom at 18 years of age, and rose to prominence in abolition circles. In the 1840's, he is noted as managing "... the most efficient organization in the state of New York, in the business of aiding the way-worn and weather-beaten refugee from slavery’s shambles…" (David Ruggles, 1844). 

Today, the Residence, which is in the midst of an ambitious restoration, is a center for learning. Visitors can experience, through interactive, innovative activities, the challenges that confronted these early civil rights activists. Find out about year round events for students, youth, residents and visitors that offer a range of different ways to engage with this compelling story and recognize its relevance for us today. 

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the National Park Service Network to Freedom, and on the New York State Underground Railroad Heritage Trail. Come inside, sit down and share the story and the history!


Only $10 for CDCSS members - $27 for guests (includes $20 for CDCSS membership for anyone who would like to join!) Register and pay online hereHurry only 35 registrations available!

Any food & beverage purchases are each individual’s responsibility.

Questions? Email CDCSS President, Tom Michalek at
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