The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association is raising funds to save a slice of history.
Our goal is to purchase the former property of Quaker Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Conductor Stephen Keese Smith.
See flyer for more information.


Upcoming Events

  • December 9: Premiere of "The Back Door"

    Friday, December 9

    The public is invited to the Plattsburth premiere of "The Back Door," a collaboration between Janet McFetridge, social justice activist and recipient of the 2019 Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award; Paula Allen, photographer; and Adrian Carr, composer/pianist.
    Newman Center, 90 Broad Street, Plattsburgh.
    Suggested donation: $10. If you are able, please bring a small item of outerwear (gloves, hats, scarves) or a small stuffed animal that Janet can pass along to refugees.
    See flyer or email for more information.
    Sponsored by Plattsburgh Cares.

    Time: 6:30pm

Our Mission

To research, preserve, interpret, and promote the Underground Railroad history of Northeastern New York's Waterways to Freedom and to celebrate the importance of that history and its relevance and significance to our own time. Our activities include:

  • Research
  • Exhibits
  • Preservation of historic sites
  • Instructional Materials
  • Media Presentations
  • Dramatic readings and displays

Museum Closed

The North Star Underground Railroad Museum is closed for the season, but can be opened for tours by appointment.
Visit the Museum page for days and hours.

Docents Needed

Join the fun and become a docent at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.

Call Jackie Madison, 518-834-5180.