MUSEUM OF NEWPORT IRISH HISTORY
ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES

Thank you for your interest in our Annual Lecture Series, which completed its 21st successful season in March 2023.  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 and a modest fee/donation may apply.

Our 22nd Annual Lecture Series will kick off on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 with a talk by Dr. Christine Kinealy, director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, which will be presented in person at the Wyndham Newport Hotel (Middletown, R.I.) and live-streamed via Zoom. The second talk in the series will be presented by Dr. Mark Stickney, founder of Historic Music of Newport, on Monday, October 16, in person and viz Zoom.  An invitation to all talks will be U.S. mailed and e-mailed to all Museum members of record, and posted on this page, below.

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)

    Mike Slein, “A Virtual Tour of Irish Newport: Connecting the Dots”

    March 29, 2023 @ 6:00 pm. In person at the Wyndham Newport Hotel and via Zoom.
    Lecture made possible by a generous gift from Frank Furtado in memory of Barbara Carr Furtado

    To register, select an option below.
    If you will be joining us in person, a $5 donation, payable at the door via cash or check to “MNIH,” is requested. No fee to participate via Zoom.

    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.

    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

    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.