Conversations with the Past
Talk: Next Stop, Freedom: The Underground Railroad in the Adirondacks
Speaker: Maureen Folk
7pm at the Chapman, free
As slavery continued in many states in the early 1800s, a national effort to safely bring freedomseekers to Canada began. This talk will explore the role the greater Glens Falls region played in this effort and the legacy of the local Underground Railroad.
This program is free but requires a reservation, please call (518)793-2826 by Tuesday, February 7 to reserve your spot.
Black History Month Storytime
10am at the Chapman, free
Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were all good at math. Really good. And it was their understanding of numbers that helped them do what seemed impossible. They were women, and they were African-American, and they lived during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were hardworking and persistent and most important, smart. And that’s why NASA hired them to do the math that would one day send the United States into space for the very first time.
This book is good for ages 5-9. This program is free and does not require registration.
Searching for Timbuctoo
Film Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Paul Miller
7pm at the Queensbury Room, Queensbury High School, free
Searching for Timbuctoo tells the little-known story of a Black settlement, established in the wilds of upstate New York, that brought together a group of ardent abolitionists willing to risk their fortunes, their families, and their futures to destroy slavery. Little did they know that by coming together, they would help tear the nation apart.
The film also follows archaeologist Dr. Hadley Kruczek-Aaron, and her team, on a month-long expedition to unearth the long-lost settlement buried deep in the rugged Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.
This program is free but requires a reservation, please call (518)793-2826 by Tuesday, February 21 to reserve your spot.
Family Craft Program
4pm at the Chapman, free
For this program, participants will use paper plates, markers, and colored paper to make a their own rainbow twirler with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
To register, please call (518)793-2826 by Tuesday, February 28 at 4pm. Parental participation is encouraged and supervision is required.
Painting with Patrice
6-8pm at the Chapman, $25/participant for Museum Members, $30/Non-Members
Join local artist, Patrice Jarvis-Weber, for an evening of painting here at the Chapman! Patrice will guide participants through painting an Austrian Copper Rose reminiscent of Georgia O’Keefe’s version.
Space is limited and registration is required. Please call (518)793-2826 by Tuesday, March 14 at 4pm to reserve your spot.