Irish American Heritage Museum
Google Map Address: 370 Broadway City: Albany
Zip Code: 12201
Phone 1: (518) 427-1916
The Irish American Heritage Museum was created by NYS Legislation in 1986 and permanently chartered in 1992 as a 501c3 non-profit educational institution with an educational mission: To preserve and tell the story of the contributions of the Irish people and their culture in America, inspiring individuals to examine the importance of their own heritage as part of the American cultural mosaic.
As such, the Museum is unique in America, where almost 40 million individuals claim Irish ancestry. The Museum is committed to the basic tenet that preserving one’s heritage is vital to providing a cultural and historical foundation to future generations of Americans.
Over the last two decades, the Museum has developed, produced and presented a number of very successful exhibits throughout America and Ireland, including: “Dublin: Then and Now.” This internationally acclaimed exhibit of stunning photographs portrays life on the gritty streets of Dublin and in its “docklands” in the late 1950s and early 1960s -- as well as life in Dublin in the same areas during the first decade of the 21st century to reveal the transformation in Irish life over the last 50 years. We are the first Museum of its kind here in America to have exhibited at the National Library in Dublin, as well as at the Consulate General of Ireland in Manhattan – in both instances presenting "Dublin: Then and Now."
We are open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., Closed Monday and Tuesday. Parking is available on both sides of Broadway and in parking lots behind the Museum.
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