Stephen & Harriet Myers Residence tour

stephen harriet myers residence exterior 2016-JanuaryHistoric Albany Foundation is hosting a tour of the Stephen & Harriet Myers Residence in Albany March 8. Blurbage:

Visit the home of African American abolitionists Stephen and Harriet Myers, hear a new interpretation of Underground Railroad history while sitting in the parlor where The Vigilance Committee conducted their business, learn about the restoration process and plans for this historic building, and share in the preservation of its history and significance.

Stephen and Harriet Myers are a remarkable story. They were agents for Albany's node in the Underground Railroad. And they helped hundreds of people escape slavery. Stephen Myers also ran a series of newspapers, and was active politically, lobbying for voting rights for African-Americans.

The Myers Residence is on Livingston Ave in Albany. It's at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 8. It's $10 per person and reservations are required (see details at the first link above).

Also: The annual Underground Railroad Public History Conference is April 15-17 in Troy.

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