Albany’s Underground Railroad Education Center working hard to keep history alive

Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in the United States learned they were free.

People in Albany are working diligently to make sure that history is not forgotten, with the Underground Railroad Education Center. The building at 194 Livingston Avenue in Albany is where Stephen and Harriet Myers lived.

Stephen was born enslaved in Rensselaer County. He was eventually freed at the age of 18.

He was helping free others through the Underground Railroad by the 1830s. This space shows that history.

However, a new space is also coming. It’s a pre-revolutionary barn from Montgomery County that will be moved here. The historic house will also remain.

See the renderings and learn how it will be used by watching the video of Rachel Tiede’s story.