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The Irish American Heritage Museum is a permanently chartered 501(c)3 non-profit with an educational mission. It 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.

Our museum in Albany, New York, provides year-round access to our exhibits, our Paul O’Dwyer Library, lectures, presentations, film screenings, book signings and other special programs and events.

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: The Journey $5


    Nov 18, 2019, 7:00 PM

    The Journey is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of history. In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring…

  • A Night in November. $5 members, $7 non-members


    Nov 22, 2019, 7:00 PM

    This is the stunning multi award-winning play from Marie Jones. This funny, passionate and heartbreaking show sees the actor Parker Cross flex his considerable acting skills, seamlessly shifting through dozens of characters. A Night in November tells the…

  • Triskele: An Irish Christmas Concert


    Dec 1, 2019, 2:00 PM

    Come out and ring in the Christmas season with music by Triskele! They will perform both traditional Irish music along with Irish/Gaelic Christmas selections. This is a family friendly show. Members $10, non-members $15. There is limited seating so please…