Digital Media

Learn about the history and community outreach efforts of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region in this We Are NY video, including the rescue and rehabilitation of the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, which served as an anti-slavery meeting place and stop on the Underground Railroad.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act on 1966, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation created a series of short videos featuring personal stories about historic places. Each #WeAreNY video captures the strong emotional connections that New Yorkers have to their hometowns and heritage. They highlight how historic places establish a community’s identity and sense of place as well as enrich our lives, and that these special places are the cornerstones of our shared memories.