Open April 19th through August 3rd, 2016
This exhibit commemorates through artifacts, pictures and text the story of the 1916 Easter Rising and its American dimension. Visitors will learn about the events leading up to the Rising, and that it was from the United States and particularly New York City that many of the Irish cultural and political nationalists derived their inspiration and support. The exhibit will showcase the struggle throughout Easter Week, noting that five of the seven signers of the 1916 Proclamation had lived in or toured the United States.
It concludes with the aftermath of the Rising, showing the indignation over the executions of the Irish leaders as well as the support for Irish independence sustained by the US Congress and the organization, the Friends of Irish Freedom.
Guided tours will be given Monday through Friday as well as select Saturdays. Spaces are limited, so please register in advance. If you have a group larger than 15, please contact the Society at 212.288.2263
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm
Saturdays (May 7th, June 4th, July 9th & July 30th): 11:00pm, 1:00pm & 3:00pm