The Museum of Newport Irish History has announced the second talk in its 20th Annual Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series, to be presented “virtually” on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. 

Dr. Margaret Lynch-Brennan and Ms. Leslie B. Jones will present a talk entitled, ”The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840-1930 With Spotlight on Irish Servants of the Newport Mansions.” 

Shown, left to right, is Julia Lynch Sullivan (Laundress), her husband Timothy Sullivan (Assistant Gardener), and Julia’s sister, Nellie Lynch (Chambermaid), who worked at The Elms. Julia was born in Cork, Ireland in 1903 and emigrated in 1923. Her older sister, Nellie, was already employed at The Elms, so after a few years in New York, Julia joined her in Newport. Julia was employed by Miss Julie Berwind for eighteen seasons at The Elms. Photo courtesy of The Preservation Society of Newport County
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