Archived Gallery Exhibit
Irish Heritage in Rhode Island: The Women’s Story
March 1 - 28, 2008
Gallery Receptions and performances March 1 at 2:00pm and March 20 at 5:00-9:00pm
An exhibit of photographs artifacts and objects sharing the story of Irish Immigration to this area and in particular the contributions made by women in the home, the community, the church and to professional life. The collection of materials include immigration and wedding documents, family bibles, wedding gowns and clerical garb, handmade items and person effects and furnishings from private collections of local residents and museum collection in the area from Newport, Bristol, East Providence Pawtucket, Providence, Woonsocket, Warwick and Cranston and nearby Massachusetts.
The exhibit will open on Saturday March 1st at 2:00pm with a special program and reception hosted by Arlene Violet, featuring local historians and political figures sharing personal stories of growing up Irish and the special impact made by the women in their lives. The program will also include Debbie Kane’s bagpiping, Katherine ONeill’s musical ensemble and the Damhsa Irish Dancers followed by a reception of Irish culinary delights.
The Gallery Night Reception on Thursday March 20th from 5:00-9:00 pm will feature music by Bagpiper Debbie Kane, Harpist Mary King, and Katherine O’Neill’s ensemble and delicious Irish treats March 1 @ 2:00 pm & March 20 at 5:00pm.
URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery is located
in the 1st and 2nd floor lobby
80 Washington Street, Providence RI 02903
|Hours:||M-TH 9:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|F&S 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(closed Sunday and Holidays),
For information call Steven Pennell at 401-277-5206