Season’s Greetings from Your Board of Directors

Season’s Greetings from Your Board of Directors

Seasons Greetings from Mike Slein and your Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Christopher Behan
Deanna Conheeny *
Kevin Doyle
Steve Ferris
Jeremiah Harrington
Carol Lepley
Steve Marino
Ann Arnold May
Jack McCormack
Donna McCarthy
Peg Murray
Rick O’Neill
Kathleen Papp
John Quinn
Dean Robinson
Jim Ryan
Maeve Sheehan
Mike Slein
Dan Titus
Harry Winthrop
*Incoming Board President
as of Jan. 1, 2022

Directors Emeriti
John Booth
Louis Burns
Jack Curran
Peter Martin
Patrick F. Murphy
Honorary Directors
Hon. Kathleen Connell
Mrs. Diana Crowley
Hon. David Roderick
Remembering Board Member and founding Vice President, who passed away in 2021:
December 2021
Dear Fellow Members,            
As we enter this special season of reflection and opportunities of a New Year, my wish for you is time well spent with family and friends. 
You have all given me much for which to be thankful. The support of you, the members; the dedication of the Board and the passion of the docents under the challenges of the pandemic, have been nothing short of gratifying. I have had the unique opportunity to share with you in all the richness of the Irish history, culture and tradition that has shaped our communities.
I now look forward to serving the Board under the leadership and guidance of Deanna Conheeny, our future President, to continue building on our legacy of honoring the contributions of the Irish immigrants and their descendants to Newport County and the surrounding areas.
Thank you and Peace to all.

Mike Slein - resized
Mike Slein
Board of Directors
(401) 855-5097 – mobile
St Marys church  model
This scale model of St. Mary’s Church is on display at the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center. The historic church is located at the corner of Spring Street and Memorial Boulevard in Newport.
The beautifully crafted model, which depicts the church at Christmastime, is at least sixty years old. The model was donated to the Museum in 2016 by Saint Mary’s Parish, under the direction of Fr. Kris von Maluski, pastor at that time.
Its maker is unknown, though it is possible the model was crafted in conjunction with the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the church’s dedication (1852-1952). Saint Mary’s is Rhode Island’s oldest Catholic parish, founded in 1828 to serve Newport’s burgeoning Irish immigrant population.
Photo by: Allan Millora
Museum of Newport Irish History
Established 1996
a 501c3 non-profit organization
Mailing: PO Box 1378, Newport, RI 02840
Interpretive Center: 648 Lower Thames Street, Newport RI 02840
Click Here for Museum Board of Directors Contact Info. and list of deceased board members, fondly remembered.