American Irish Historical Society, New York City

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Founded in 1897, the AIHS is an international center of scholarship, education and cultural enrichment dedicated to promoting the significant, on-going contributions to the United States of America made by Irish immigrants and their descendants.

The Society maintains an extensive collection of Irish and American Irish books, newspapers, archives and memorabilia in its landmark headquarters on Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile. Its highly acclaimed literary journal, "The Recorder", chronicles the surging creativity of Irish writers on both sides of the Atlantic.

The center sponsors public programs to explore current issues and celebrates the renaissance in Irish culture from its weekly lectures, visual art exhibits and concerts.
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  • I saw the theatrical recreation of James Joyce's "The Dead 1904" in an immersive theater experience including a sit down dinner with the actors at the American Irish Historical Society. It was the...  more »
  • Saw the small museum of famous Irish-Americans located in a historic old mansion on 5th Avenue. Just a few rooms, and during my visit most of the rooms were still being set up for a NYC jewelry...  more »
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  • I went on a tour today and was amazed at how many historic Irish artifacts that they had on the premises.Our tour guide was conducted by Sara which I found her very knowledgeable and gracious.I really enjoyed our day at the Irish Historical Society and look forward to returning for future events.
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