Helpful Links

Author Fergus Bordewich, a founding member of MHAHP, has written an overview of the Underground Railroad in the Hudson Valley, treating both myths and realities.

The Akin Free Library in Pawling holds information on Oblong Friends Meeting and Quaker antislavery activism in the southeast part of Dutchess County, with links into Connecticut.

Mt. Gulian Historic Site in Beacon, NY, features living history programs on local freedom-seeker James F. Brown.

Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz has recently begun interpretation of African American life and history.

The Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, based at Russell Sage College, offers online information about the abolitionist movement in Albany, Troy, and environs; the group also sponsors an important annual conference of UGRR researchers and interpreters.

Philipsburg Manor in Tarrytown, operated by Historic Hudson Valley, interprets early African American life in Dutch New Netherlands. Because of its superb living-history reenactments and exhibits on slavery, it has been designated as a site on the New York State Underground Railroad Heritage Trail.

The New Castle Historical Society in Chappaqua is located in the historic home of Horace Greeley, antislavery editor of the New York Tribune.

The John Jay Homestead in Katonah was very likely a site on the Underground Railroad; Jay was a founder of the New York Manumission Society.