It's your heritage...pass it on.

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

  • The Irish War of Independence - Election Promises and Political Reality 1919-1920


    Jan 21, 2020, 7:00 PM

    The first in a series of lectures which will discuss aspects of the War of Independence and the subsequent Civil War, Dr. Elizabeth Stack will discuss the 1918 Election and the First Dail, as well as the beginning of the War of Independence.

  • Film Club: In America $5


    Jan 27, 2020, 7:00 PM

    In America is a 2002 drama directed by Jim Sheridan. The semi-autobiographical screenplay by Sheridan and his daughters, Naomi and Kirsten, focuses on an immigrant Irish family's struggle to start a new life in New York City, as seen through the eyes of…