Sun, April 15, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
The Great Famine Voices Roadshow launches in New York on 9th April at the American Irish Historical Society, and arrives at the Grand Lobby of the Parkway Central Library in Philadelphia at 1:00 PM on Sunday April 15, 2018. The Great Famine Voices Roadshow is a series of open house events in the United States and Canada that bring together Irish emigrants, their descendants, and members of their communities to share family memories and stories of coming from Ireland to North America, especially during the period of the Great Hunger and afterwards.
All are welcome to share their stories or impressions of the the histories of the Irish diaspora or to reflect upon the similarities of other diasporas resulting from man-made catastrophes resulting from systemic oppression, imperialism, and war.
A selection of these memories and stories will be made freely available on the Great Famine Voices online archive.
The Great Famine Voices Roadshow in the USA and Canada will be hosted by the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park, Ireland, and the Irish Heritage Trust, an independent charity. The Roadshow will be held in partnership with Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, the American Irish Historical Society, and the University of Toronto. It is funded by the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme.
Tickets not required, but RSVP always appreciated here: