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The Schuyler Flatts Burial Ground Project was created to pay tribute to the discovered remains of 14 formerly enslaved Africans.

These souls were honored on June 17, 2016 at a Memorial Service held at the  Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site in Albany. 

On June 18, 2016 an interdenominational service was presided over by local clergy and community leaders and the individuals were laid to rest at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands.

Learn of the love that was shared at the Schuyler mansion.
The Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site was the first Georgian Mansion in Albany.
A burial ceremony is held for the remains of 14 formerly enslaved Africans.
In 2005, the remains of more than a dozen 18th Century African slaves were found buried.
What do the human remains found at Schuyler Flatts reveal about the individuals?
In 2005, an excavation project in Colonie led to the discovery of human remains.
Artists share their ideas for burial containers for The Schuyler Flatts Burial Project.
Students visit the NY State Museum to learn about remains found at Schuyler Flatts.

About Schuyler Flatts Burial Project

Visit the Schuyler Flatts Burial Project online for more information.

Remains of Schuyler Slaves to Be Reburied

Learn more about the project from the Times Union's Paul Grondahl.

The New York State Museum

Learn about the New York State Museum's Archaeology Laboratory's research.