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Underground RR Conference Set For Albany Mar 9-11


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Underground RR ConferenceThe 17th Annual Underground Railroad Public History Convention is set for March 9-11, 2018, at the Cultural Education Center and Albany Capital Center and The Visitors Center of Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Convention will include workshops, round tables, exhibits, vendors, art exhibitions and raffles. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in period attire. Continue reading

Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday Celebration Set


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Frederick DouglassWomen’s Rights National Historical Park has announced they will hold a celebration of Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2 pm.

Nathan Richardson and Melinda Grube as Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton will discuss Mr. Douglass’ life-long battle for Women’s Rights, the relationship between the two historical giants, and the temporary halt of their relationship upon the passage of the 15th Amendment. Continue reading

Stephen Lang Named For State Archives and History Award


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Stephen LangThe New York State Archives Partnership Trust has announced Stephen Lang as the winner of the 2018 Empire State Archives & History Award.

Stephen Lang, award-winning stage and film actor, writer, and producer and star of His Dark Land, will receive the 2018 Empire State Archives and History Award from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.

The public is invited to hear Lang speak about his career as an actor and history enthusiast, interviewed by friend and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer on October 25, 2018 in Albany.

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Hudson Crossing Park Illumination Planned


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love light in the parkHudson Crossing Park has invited the public to “Love Light at the Park”, a candlelight walk on February 14th from 5 to 7 pm.

Luminaries will light the path along the Hudson River to and from the Dix Bridge, and hanging lanterns will be available for purchase. There is a $5 suggested donation and hanging lanterns will be available for an additional $10. Cookies and hot cocoa will be available at the pavilion after the walk. Continue reading