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Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum & the Mattatuck Museum

June 5 @ 8:30 am5:00 pm
| Cost: $135 | Cost for Members: $115

Register by May 29!

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University features a collection of artifacts and literature related to the Irish Famine/Great Hunger that occurred from 1845–52 and contains the world’s largest collection of Great Hunger-related art by noted contemporary Irish and Irish American artists, as well as paintings by some of Ireland’s most important 19th-century artists. The Mattatuck Museum, in nearby Waterbury, collects and exhibits American art and cultural history—with a focus on the history of the Naugatuck Valley and the artists of Connecticut. We’ll enjoy a guided tour of these museums with lunch at Playwright Pub, a traditional Irish Pub. En route, Kevin O’Hara, the author of The Last of the Donkey Pilgrims and A Lucky Irish Lad will provide a lively lecture about his exploration of Ireland and the Famine Museum in Strokestown, Ireland.

Guide: Jeanne Fontaine
Includes tours, admission; lunch; bus transportation and driver tip.

Details

Date:
June 5
Time:
8:30 am–5:00 pm

Organizer

Name:
Museum School
Phone:
413.263.6800, ext. 377 or 382
Email:

Cost

Cost:
$135
Cost for Members:
$115

Venue

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum
3011 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06518 United States
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Website:
https://www.ighm.org/