MUSEUM OF NEWPORT IRISH HISTORY
ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES

Thank you for your interest in our Annual Lecture Series, now in its 21st Season. For information about each talk, including videotapes of many of the lectures, please scroll down. To access information for the 19th Annual and prior series, click on the green labeled bars.

For the talk overview and guest speaker bio please click the  “Description” button. Click the “Video” button to play the recording of a past lecture. Reservations are required for all of our talks.

The fourth talk of the current series will be presented virtually, via Zoom (only), on Tuesday, February 21. Details and links to reserve are now available, below. The March 29, 2023 lecture will be presented in person at the Wyndham Newport Hotel (Middletown, R.I.) and will be live-streamed via Zoom. Details will be U.S. mailed and e-mailed to all Museum members of record, and will be posted on this page. Please check back. Please consider becoming a member and supporting our popular lecture series.

To reach the Lecture Series Coordinator, please write to NewportIrishHistory@gmail.com

  • 2022 -2023 Series (21st Annual)

    Maureen D. Brady, “Sarah Parker Remond: A Black Abolitionist in Ireland, 1859”

    February 21 @ 6:00 pm via Zoom
    Lecture made possible by a generous gift from Virginia Pittsley, given in memory of her husband, Bill Pittsley, and their son, Jay Pittsley

    To Register to participate (no fee):

    Questions about this lecture?  Click below to email Ann Arnold, Lecture Series Coordinator.

    Dr. Kurt C. Schlichting, “Ethnic Enclaves: Newport’s Kerry Hill Irish in 19th & Early 20th Century”

    November 14 @ 6:00 pm In person at the Wyndham Newport Hotel and via Zoom.
    NOTE: The recording of Dr. Schlichting’s talk will be available soon by clicking the “Video” button. Please check back. Thank you for your patience.
    Lecture made possible by a generous gift from The Fastnet Irish Pub.
    Fastnet Pub Newport

    Raymond J. McKenna, “From Emyvale to Providence: A Deep Dive Into a 19th Century Chain Migration”

    October 18 @ 6:00 pm In person at the Wyndham Newport Hotel and via Zoom.
    Lecture made possible by a generous gift from Margaret Armstrong Murray, given in memory of her husband, Vincent J. Murray

    Dr. Elizabeth Stack, “Immigrant Activists: Irish Americans who Built a Better Society”

    September 19 @ 6:00 pm In person at the Wyndham Newport Hotel and via Zoom.
    Lecture made possible by a generous gift from Virginia Pittsley, given in memory of her husband, Bill Pittsley, and their son, Jay Pittsley

    Recording now available. Click “Video” button to enjoy.