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Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center Opens for 2022 Season
May 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pmAdmission by Donation
The Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center reopens for the 2022 Season Friday, May 27.
For the 2022 Season, public hours are 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (closed Mon-Wed).
Visitors to the Center will learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the Colonial era to the present and of the many contributions made to our community by individuals of Irish descent. The exhibits include maps, photographs, artwork, models, video, oral histories and artifacts, including some from the construction of nearby Fort Adams, which was built with Irish immigrant labor.
– The Center is located at 648 Lower Thames Street, just south of Narragansett Avenue.
– Free parking is available in the small lot behind the building, accessed via Narragansett Ave., or on the street.
– Admission is free for members of the Museum of Newport Irish History and by donation for others.
– For Covid protocols, please check the website home page
NOTE: Private visits to the Center on alternative days/times and in the off-season may be arranged with adequate lead time to arrange a docent.
To inquire, please write to NewportIrishHistory@gmail.com
The Museum of Newport Irish History, a volunteer-driven, non-profit 501c3 organization, was founded in 1996 and now boasts over 900 members. In addition to operating the Interpretive Center, the organization sponsors numerous educational, cultural, social, and fundraising events throughout the year, including the popular Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series, which has just completed its 20th season. The organization also restored and maintains the historic Barney Street Cemetery at the corner of Barney and Mt. Vernon Streets, steps from Washington Square. It is the final resting place of many of Newport’s earliest Irish residents and was the cemetery established to support Rhode Island’s first Roman Catholic parish, the forerunner of the current St. Mary’s Church at the corner of Spring Street and Memorial Boulevard.
To learn more or to join the Museum, please visit www.NewportIrishHistory.org, stop by the Interpretive Center during public hours, write us at NewportIrishHistory@gmail.com.
(photo by Allan Millora)