The Great Famine Voices Roadshow at the Embassy of Ireland in Washington, DC
About this Event
Come and share your family memories and stories about coming from Ireland to America during the Great Famine Voices Roadshow.
The Irish National Famine Museum at Stroketown Park and Irish Heritage Trust are bringing the Great Famine Voices Roadshow to the Irish Embassy in Washington (2234 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20008).
The purpose of the Roadshow is to bring together Irish emigrants, their descendants, and members of their communities to share family memories and stories of migration from Ireland to Washington and the United States, especially during the period of the Great Hunger and afterwards. They will be gathered for the Great Famine Voices online archive:http://greatfaminevoices.ie/
The Roadshow is an open house event that will feature short talks by Professor Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University) and Professor Timothy J. Meaghre (Catholic University), as well as an opportunity to share family memories and stories. It is funded by the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme.