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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

  • Brexit Panel Discussion: What Now?

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    Nov 13, 2019, 7:00 PM

    Dr. Richard Aldous, Eugene Meyer Professor of British History and Literature at Bard College, Dr. Peter Moloney, Skidmore, and Dr. Elizabeth Stack, Irish American Heritage Museum, discuss the implications of the latest twists in the Brexit debate. What are…

  • Terry Golway - Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance That Created the Modern Democratic Party.

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    Nov 14, 2019, 7:00 PM

    Author, journalist, and historian Terry Golway tackles politics again in his latest book - a meticulous look at two great progressive New York governors who both wanted to be president - but only one would be successful. The two men could not have been…

  • Annual Governor Hugh Carey Awards Gala

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    Nov 15, 2019, 6:00 PM

    Awards Gala to honor Ken Raymond, and Joe and Kathy Condon in support of the Irish American Heritage Museum. November 15th, 6pm, Wolfert's Roost. Call the museum to reserve your seats or to book a journal advert.

  • Film Club: The Journey $5

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    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

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    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…