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LibertyCon 2019: Seeking Sanctuary
Get ready for the 18th Annual Underground Railroad Public History Convention known as LibertyCon 2019!
Organized by the Underground Railroad History Project, this event will take place on March 29-31, 2019 at Siena College and The Stephen & Harriet Myers Residence.
Underground Railroad Freedom Seekers sought sanctuary in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. Today’s expression of sanctuary acknowledges that memory but is demonstrated in contemporary border confrontations at the Mexican and Canadian borders and in the seeking of sanctuary within the United States by those fleeing discrimination and oppression. We are all called to action to insure for all people the human rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Join with others to investigate this theme, explore the concept of Sanctuary and its relationship to the Underground Railroad movement, and the implications for us today.
- Friday, March 29 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Siena College)
- Saturday, March 30 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Siena College)
Workshops, Round Tables, Speakers, Vendors, Exhibitors and more are part of this enriching weekend program. Come dressed in mid-19th century attire. Attend part or all of the weekend events. Appropriate for ages 10, if accompanied by an adult, and up. Presenters, facilitators and attendees include high school and college students, educators, historians, community members, preservationists, researchers, and others
- Saturday, March 30 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Myers Residence)
Light Dinner, Movie and Conversation
- Sunday, March 31 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Myers Residence)
Experience history! Enjoy tours of The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence and Myers Residence Campus, reflect on the Seeking Sanctuary new exhibit, enjoy conversation, refreshments, and period appropriate toys for the young at heart. Take home memorable items from the Gift Shoppe.
Details: UndergroundRailroadHistory.org or by calling 518-432-4432.