Her Exiled Children: 1916 Archive Exhibition
Open April 19th through August 3rd, 2016
This exhibit commemorates through artifacts, pictures and text the story of the 1916 Easter Rising and its American dimension. Visitors will learn about the events leading up to the Rising, and that it was from the United States and particularly New York City that many of the Irish cultural and political nationalists derived their inspiration and support. The exhibit will showcase the struggle throughout Easter Week, noting that five of the seven signers of the 1916 Proclamation had lived in or toured the United States. It concludes with the aftermath of the Rising, showing indignation over the executions of the Irish leaders as well as support for Irish independence sustained by the US Congress and the newly founded Friends of Irish Freedom.
Guided tours will be given Monday through Friday as well as select Saturdays. Space is limited, so visitors must sign up for a tour. If your group is larger than 15, please contact the Society.
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm
Saturdays (May 7th, June 4th, July 9th & July 30th): 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm.
Funding for this exhibition has been provided from the Consulate General of Ireland’s micro-grant scheme as part of the Irish Government’s 2016 Global Diaspora Fund.