Reservations now being taken for Oct. 25 “Irish Bridget” lecture

Reservations now being taken for Oct. 25 “Irish Bridget” lecture

Join us In-Person or Virtually: Oct. 25 “Irish Bridget” lecture…reservations now being accepted

As previously announced, the second lecture in our
20th Annual Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series will be presented Monday, October 25 at 6pm at the Wayfinder Hotel and via Zoom.
A flyer with the lecture description and speaker bios was mailed to all members of record and you are welcome to reserve at this time for:
The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840-1930, 
With Spotlight on Irish Servants of the Newport Mansions
A reception with light hors d’oeuvres will be
held following the lecture and Q&A. Cash Bar
In-person attendees must be fully vaccinated.
The per-person lecture fee/donation is $5,
payable at the door, via Check to “MNIH” or Cash.
*exact change much appreciated*
No fee to participate via Zoom.
Our special guest speakers are:
Margaret Lynch-Brennan, author of
The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840-1930
Leslie B. Jones, Director of Museum Affairs &
Chief Curator of the
Preservation Society of Newport County.
Click the below button for the lecture overview and
our guest speakers’ bios.

Margaret Lynch-Brennan
Leslie Jones
Leslie B. Jones
To register, select an option below:

Dr. Lynch-Brennan will have a limited number of copies of her “Irish Bridget” book on hand for signature and sale
following the presentation and Q&A.
To purchase the book online, in advance of the lecture, click the above book cover photo.
As we are not able to host as many people in person vs. our pre-pandemic lecture series, seats at the Wayfinder Hotel the evening of the lecture are prioritized for Museum members and special guests.
If you have non-member friends who would like to attend the Oct. 25 lecture in person, please encourage them to join the Museum or arrange a gift membership for them on our website “Membership” page.
Questions? Click HERE.
Many more Museum members and friends, from near and far, will be able to join us via Zoom,
which is open to all.
Crowley Lecture Series
Please contact Ann at
Mon. Nov. 15 at 6pm
Wayfinder Hotel & via Zoom
Guest Speaker:
Debra A. Mulligan, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Roger Williams University

OCT. 28 – 2PM

The Slave Ship - book cover
The Coffin Ship_book cover
Glucksman Ireland House at New York University will host authors Cian McMahon and Marcus Rediker in a conversation titled:
“The Slave Ship and the Coffin Ship:
Histories of Life and Death at Sea.”
For details and to register for the October 28 online event, click the below button.
With thanks to Museum member Mike Healy for
sharing this virtual presentation opportunity with us.
Time to renew clip art
A number of our members with Annual (vs. Life) memberships remain lapsed in their dues for the current Membership/Fiscal year, which runs Apr. 1, 2021 to Mar. 31, 2022.
If you have not paid your dues for the current Membership cycle, we hope you will do so at this time by clicking the below “Membership” button.
Not sure of your Membership Status?
BEFORE making a payment, please reach out to Ann and she’ll get back to you swiftly to confirm your status.
Email her at
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Museum of Newport Irish History
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1378, Newport, RI 02840
Interpretive Center Location:
648 Lower Thames Street, Newport RI 02840

Museum Board of Directors:
The MISSION of the Museum of Newport Irish History is to tell the story of the Irish immigrants and their descendants in Newport County and the surrounding area from the colonial era to the present. It also seeks to preserve artifacts and mementos relating to their experiences and facilitate
research on Irish history and heritage.