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 here. Hurry only 35 registrations available!
Any food & beverage purchases are each individual’s responsibility.Questions? Email CDCSS President, Tom Michalek at email@example.com