Irish American Museum
of the need to preserve and better understand the contributions
of Irish culture and heritage to American society,
the Irish American Heritage Museum seeks through appropriate
programs, activities, projects, and resources to enhance,
highlight, and extend Irish American history and culture
to an ever wider audience in America.
It is hoped that these varied activities
of the Museum will educate Irish Americans concerning
their contributions to the culture and history of the
United States. The Museum will equally strive to enlighten
other Americans about the singular influence of Irish
Americans upon the development of American political
and social institutions.
The exhibitions include:
- "Great Hunger"
commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Irish Potato
Famine. The "Great Hunger" exhibit commemorates
the 150th Anniversary of the famine in Ireland that
led to the death and displacement of millions of Irish.
This exhibit provides an historically accurate and
candid portrayal of the causes and consequences of
this great tragedy in Irish History.
- "Corporate Irish"
focuses on the Irish and Irish Americans who made
contributions to the corporate world.
- "Home for the Heart"
story of 150 years of Irish Immigration to the United
States This story of 150 years of Irish Immigration
is a historically accurate and sensitive portrayal
of the struggles and successes of Irish Immigrants
to America from the 17th century to the present.
- "Dublin '63' images"
Dublin Then and Now is a panel exhibit utilizing Marvin
Koner’s black and white photos to show life
on the docks and in the inner city of Dublin in 1963.
The exhibit concludes with images from forty years
later, in 2003, that shows the drastic economic and
social changes that has taken place in the capital
- "Irish and Labor"
highlights the contributions of the Irish and Irish-Americans
to the labor movement in the United States.
- "American Presidents
of Irish Descent' biographies of 19 Presidents with
Irish roots" Presidential Portraits: American
Presidents of Irish Descent" is a photographic
and bibliographic journey of the 19 American Presidents
claiming Irish descent.
- "Fire upon the Hearth: A Celebration
of Irish Women in America" The Celebration of
Irish-American Women" outlines the major contributions
of Irish and Irish-American Women to America.
- "The Irish in Religion: The
Contribution of the Indigenous Orders of Ireland."This
exhibit focuses on the origins and contributions of
Religious Orders that were founded in Ireland and
traveled to America.
Memorial Day Weekend - Labor
Day Weekend on Wednesday through Sunday from Noon -