Julia Jackman, ca. 1910. From the exhibition "Home for the Heart". Photo courtesy Irish American Heritage Museum
The Irish American Heritage Museum
Founded in 1986, the Irish American Heritage
Museum in Albany is the only American museum dedicated to the
study and celebration of Irish American history and
The museum develops and presents exhibitions, and
sponsors activities to educate Irish Americans about their unique
heritage, which also illustrate to other Americans the impact that
Irish immigrants have had in our society. Past exhibitions have
been "The Great Hunger," about the famine in the 1840s; "Home for
the Heart," about Irish immigration to the United States; and
"American Presidents of Irish Descent."
Public programs are held in East Durham during the
summer, and at various locations in the Albany region throughout
the year. The museum's research library and archives are used by
scholars, genealogists, and the public to delve into Irish
heritage. The nonprofit museum is a cultural and education
organization chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New
Documentation includes a museum newsletter and
brochure, exhibition flyers, several photos, and a newspaper
Originally submitted by: Michael R. McNulty, Representative (21st District).
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.