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Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center Welcomes You
March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
One event on March 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on March 6, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on March 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on March 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on March 13, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on March 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on March 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on March 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm
In celebration of the 45th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month, the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center will be open on 9 days this March. Special hours will be on the first three weekends in March (Fri-Sat-Sun), 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. The complete schedule and Covid protocols may be found at the bottom of the Museum’s website home page: https://newportirishhistory.org
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. Admission is free for members of the Museum of Newport Irish History and by donation for others. Free parking is available in a small lot behind the building, accessed via Narragansett Avenue, or on the street.
NOTE: Private visits to the Center on alternative days/times and in the off-season may be arranged with adequate lead time if docent staff is available. 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 800 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, now celebrating 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, or phone (860) 995-7367.
Photo by Allan Millora