History of the Society

The American Irish Historical Society headquarters reopened March 16, 2008 after a two year restoration and renovation.

The Society, founded in 1897 to inform the world of the achievements of the Irish in America, is today a national center of scholarship and culture.

From its home on New York’s Fifth Avenue, across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Society serves as a focal point of the contemporary transatlantic Irish experience, a place where current public issues are explored, and where the great renaissance in Irish culture is celebrated in lectures, concerts, art exhibits and a literary journal.

Story of the American Irish Historical Society

by Edward Leamy (1941)
The Society Today
An Invitation