Historian, lecturer and Baltimore native, Denny Lynch will present a slide-illustrated talk examining some of the fascinating ties that have existed between his state and the nation of Ireland. Using his beautiful images, Denny will reveal how these connections have manifested themselves throughout Maryland’s history. He will also highlight the role that Baltimorean Catherine Harper (daughter of Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence) played in the founding of St. Mary’s, one of Newport’s most historic churches.
DENNY LYNCH has travelled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and Central America and has recorded his many travels with wonderful and engaging photographs. His work has been exhibited for many years both here and in Europe, with examples part of the permanent collections of the City of New York and the New York Historical Society. A frequent visitor to Ireland, much of Denny’s work has been focused on Irish history and culture, and has been exhibited in County Cavan, County Monagan and County Kerry’s Heritage Center. Denny received his BS in History and MS in Education from Towson University in Maryland, and he taught history in the Baltimore schools for over 30 years before retiring recently to focus on his photography. This is his fourth illustrated talk for the Museum, and his second focusing on the fascinating history of the Irish in Maryland.