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

  • Film Club: Brooklyn


    Dec 11, 2023, 6:00 PM

    To coincide with this month’s lecture on the The Irish and.. the Italians, this month’s film club will feature Brooklyn, the 2015 film directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby, based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Colm Tóibín.

  • Christmas Time in Ireland


    Dec 14, 2023, 7:30 PM

    Kevin Westley presents a timely history of Christmas traditions in Ireland, accompanied by songs!

  • Irish Christmas Cooking Demonstration


    Dec 15, 2023, 3:00 PM

    Join us live on Facebook for a festive cooking demonstration, as we prepare some of Ireland's most popular Christmas desserts!

  • Special Christmas Movie Club: The Man Who Invented Christmas


    Dec 18, 2023, 6:00 PM

    The Man Who Invented Christmas explores how Charles Dickens' writing of 'A Christmas Carol' reshaped our vision of the holiday season.

  • December 19th, 7.00pm: The Irish and… Italians


    Dec 19, 2023, 7:00 PM

    Join historian Ronald Bayor as he continues our series The Irish and… by examining the often troubled relationship they had with Italian immigrants.