The Underground Railroad of the Capital Region

Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland,NY 12084
Event Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Capital Region of New York State was visited by thousands of fugitives seeking freedom in the years prior to the Civil War. These fugitives were assisted by free blacks, whites, church people, political abolitionists, men and women, and they traveled to freedom by any means available. Learn how local citizens participated in helping freedom seekers right here in the Capital Region.

Mary Liz and Paul Stewart have been dedicated to researching and celebrating the story of the Underground Railroad in its local and international context, and relating that history to us today. They are co-founders of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. and have been instrumental in the restoration of the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, a headquarters for Underground Railroad activity in the mid 1850s located at 194 Livingston Ave. Albany, NY.