The Museum of Newport Irish History will hold the 7th Annual Christmas Open House at its Interpretive Center, on Saturday, December 9 from 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m.
Visitors are invited to view the exhibits while enjoying Celtic holiday music, eggnog and cookies. From 3:30-4:30 p.m., there will be caroling by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Men Singers. Celtic-inspired Christmas ornaments and lapel pins, crafted here in Rhode Island, will be available for sale throughout the Open House, with proceeds to benefit the Museum. Visitors to the Center will learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the colonial era to the present and of the many contributions made to our community by individuals of Irish descent.
The exhibits include maps, photographs, video, and models, including a vintage lighted model of historic St. Mary’s Church depicted at Christmas time. Admission is complimentary but donations are gratefully accepted. Free parking is available on the street.
For more info, please visit the "Events" page on our website:https://newportirishhistory.org/events-calendar/christmas-open-house/
The event is part of the 53rd Annual Christmas in Newport. For a full schedule of happenings, click here: www.christmasInNewport.org
ABOUT THE MUSEUMThe Museum of Newport Irish History, a volunteer-driven, non-profit 501c3 organization, was founded in 1996 and now boasts over 900 members. In addition to operating an Interpretive Center on Lower Thames Street, the organization sponsors numerous educational, cultural, social, and fundraising events throughout the year, including its popular annual lecture series, now in its 22nd season. The organization also restored and maintains the historic Barney Street Cemetery at the corner of Barney and Mt. Vernon Streets, steps from Washington Square. It is the final resting place of many of Newport’s earliest Irish residents and was the cemetery established to support Rhode Island’s first Roman Catholic parish, the forerunner of the current Saint Mary’s Church at the corner of Spring Street and Memorial Boulevard.
To learn more or to join the Museum, please visit www.NewportIrishHistory.org or write us at email@example.com