Visit the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center
In the heart of the “Fifth Ward” – Newport’s best known Irish-American neighborhood – visitors will learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present and of the many contributions made to our community by individuals of Irish descent.
Interpretive Center exhibits are organized around several key aspects of life in the local Irish community and include maps, photographs, video, and artifacts, including some from the construction of Fort Adams, which was built with Irish immigrant labor.
The Center opened to the public in June, 2011.
Steve Marino, “The Life and Times of Patrick J. Boyle, Newport’s First Irish Mayor”
March 23rd @ 6:00 pm
Dr. Elizabeth Stack, “Irish Women in the American Labor Movement”
February 22nd @ 6:00 pm
Dr. Debra A. Mulligan, “Cheers to Eire: The Political Life of J. Howard McGrath”
November 15th @ 6:00 pm
Dr. Margaret Lynch-Brennan and Ms. Leslie B. Jones, “The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840-1930, With Spotlight on Irish Servants of the Newport Mansions”
October 25th @ 6:00 pm
Dr. John Quinn and Mr. Keith Stokes, “Shared Spaces: The Irish and African Heritage Experience in Gilded Age Newport”
September 13 @ 6:00 pm