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Irish American Heritage Museum

 
 
Nearly 40 million people in the United States claim Irish ancestry. Thus, the Irish American Heritage Museum is devoted to telling the story of the contribution of the Irish people and their culture to America. The museum was founded in 1986 and initially located in East Durham, about 34 miles (55 km) south of Albany, and eventually moved to its current location in 2012. The museum opens on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Since its founding, the Irish American Heritage Museum has produced a number of successful exhibits. Previous exhibits include the “Irish in the Civil War”, which looked at Irish involvement on both sides of the American Civil War. “The Irish and the Erie Canal” highlighted Irish contribution constructing the Erie Canal. “Soldiers Are We: The Irish in Military Service” told the story of the Irish in the military of their homelands. “The Irish and Labor” looked at Irish contributions to the American labor movement.

Location: 370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207

Website: Irish American Heritage Museum

Tel: 518-427-1916

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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