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.  The third talk of the current series will be presented in person and via Zoom on Monday, November 14. Details and links to reserve are now available, below.

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

  • 2022 -2023 Series (21st Annual)

    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

    To register, select an option below.

    To Register to attend the lecture and reception to follow in person you must be fully vaccinated (masks not required). A $5 donation, payable at the door via cash or check to “MNIH,” is requested.

    NOTE: If you’d like to attend the lecture and reception to follow in person, and are not currently a member of the Museum of Newport Irish History please consider joining by visiting the “Membership” page on this website.  Those who join to attend the lecture will have the $5 per-person lecture fee waived.

    To Register to participate via Zoom (no fee):

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

    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.