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Seeking Sanctuary and Dr. Thomas Elkins Exhibit

  • Dates: August 9, 2018
  • Overview

    The Seeking Sanctuary exhibit will highlight seekers of sanctuary and providers of sanctuary from Colonial days forward to contemporary times. The centerpiece of the exhibit will be a timeline mural painted on the walls of the Myers Residence that will run from the front door of the Res up through the second and third floors.

    Dr. Elkins - an African American doctor who lived in Albany in the antebellum period, was an abolitionist, was a member of the Albany Vigilance Committee, traveled to Liberia, medical officer for the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, provided medical attention to Albany City Jail prisoners, and has two patented inventions.