Hours:  11am-4:00pm Wednesday-Sunday

The Irish American Heritage Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit created by the New York State Legislature in 1986 and permanently chartered by the Board of Regents of New York as an educational institution in 1992. We explore the contributions, history, and culture of Irish people in America, and fosters dialogue and exchange between America and Ireland today. By sharing our stories, we strive to create connections and community between all Americans, as we appreciate and study the universality of the immigrant story in American history.

The Museum was an integral force in providing instruction in New York State’s public schools about the Irish Famine of 1845-1853.  Further, we are the first Museum of its kind here in America to have exhibited at the National Library in Dublin.

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Upcoming Events

  • Paul O' Dwyer: An Irish Passion for Justice


    Jun 3, 2024, 6:00 PM

    An Irish Passion for Justice tells an enthralling and inspiring New York immigrant story that uncovers how one person, shaped by history and community, can make a difference in the world by holding true to their ideals.

  • Liam Lynch - To Declare a Republic


    Jun 10, 2024, 5:30 PM

    This talk explores the life of a fascinating and influential figure, who remains one of the most commemorated and celebrated figures of his era.