- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A historic home in Albany that was a way station on the Underground Railroad in the mid-19th century is being opened to the public this weekend.

The Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region says the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence in the city’s Arbor Hill neighborhood is holding an open house garden party from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The home was at the center of Albany’s link in the Underground Railroad movement that brought escaped slaves from the South to freedom via routes through upstate New York to Canada.

Stephen Myers was a freed slave who became a leader in Albany’s abolitionist movement before the Civil War.

The Myers’ house has been undergoing a restoration project funded by a $350,000 grant from New York state.

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