September Happenings – 20th Annual Crowley Lecture Series Kick-off

September Happenings – 20th Annual Crowley Lecture Series Kick-off

September Happenings: 20th Annual Crowley Lecture Series Kick-off….. Reception for Retiring Board…. Ceremony @ Barney Street Cemetery

September 2, 2021
Dear Members,
This is a follow-up to the September 13 lecture announcement and cover letter all members received in the mail last week. We’re also writing to invite to you to our September 18 happenings, the flyer about which began arriving in members’ mailboxes today.
We hope to see many of you – either in person or “virtually” via Zoom – for the first lecture of our 20th Annual Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series, featuring special guest speakers,
John Quinn and Keith Stokes.

John Quinn PhD
Dr. John F. Quinn
Keith Stokes
Mr. Keith Stokes
Shared Spaces:
The Irish and African Heritage Experience
in Gilded Age Newport
Monday, September 13, 6:00 pm
The Wayfinder Hotel
Virtually, via Zoom
This lecture has made possible by a generous gift from Virginia Pittsley, given in memory of her husband, Bill Pittsley, and their son,
Jay Pittsley.
Please click the below buttons to access copies of the details about this lecture you received in the mail, and which is also posted on our
website “Lectures” page:

As touched on in the cover letter, we are not able to host as many members in person on Sept. 13 as
we could have pre-pandemic.
At this time, we have about a dozen seats available. If you would like to join us in person at the Wayfinder Hotel please reserve now.
We can accommodate hundreds more via Zoom, which allows you to participate virtually from home, via a desktop or laptop computer, tablet or
smart phone.
To attend the lecture either in person or via Zoom please click the appropriate RED button, below.
There is a $5 fee/donation requested of those who will be joining us in person; there is no fee to participate via Zoom.
ALL are welcome to join us via Zoom, Museum members and non-members alike from the community at-large, both near and far.
Feel free to refer friends to the “Lectures” page on our website for event info. and to reserve to receive the Zoom login information.
Those who are not able to join us “live” on Sept. 13 at 6pm, either in person or via Zoom, can enjoy the presentation later. We’ll post a video of the lecture and Q&A on the “Lectures” page of our website a few days after the event.
Please join fellow members for our first social of 2020-2021, Saturday, Sept. 18 from 5-7 pm at Ancient Order of Hibernian Hall, during which we will honor these two retiring members of our Board of Directors and thank them for their many years
of dedicated service:

Jack Curran
Jack Curran
Peter Martin
Peter Martin
Click the below button to visit the Sept. 18 event webpage for details, contact info. for the event coordinator, Kathy Papp, and to reserve:
Reservations are requested by September 11.
Tickets ($10) may be purchased online or by check, mailed to our PO Box and received by Sept. 11.
You are also warmly invited to join members of the Board of Directors and the Lepley Family for the unveiling and dedication of a new historical information sign at the Barney Street Cemetery. Through text and graphics, the sign discusses the importance of this site, central to the history of the early Irish in Newport.
The new sign has been made possible thanks to a generous gift from Carol Lepley, given in memory of her husband, Steve Lepley, a member of our Board who passed away in December 2017.
The ceremony takes place 4 pm on Sept. 18 at the corner of Barney and Mt. Vernon Streets, behind the Newport Historical Society headquarters.
RSVP for this outdoor ceremony not required.
Questions? Please contact Mike Slein at (401) 855-5097
Barney Street cemetery
Photo: The historic Barney Street/St. Joseph Cemetery. Restored in 1999 by the Museum of Newport Irish History, which continues to maintain and beatify the site, through the generosity of our members, including a dedicated team of volunteers, under the direction of Board Member, Jack McCormack.
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: