New York Irish Center’s annual Shoe Box Appeal Toy Drive enters its 10th year, as the organization works to raise enough money to purchase 500 gifts for 500 less fortunate children at the holidays. On December 3, the Center transforms into Santa’s Workshop, with dozens of volunteer elves packing and wrapping gifts!
The Shamrock, the only Irish-American publication at that time, sought the widest distribution possible via the stagecoaches and coastal sailing vessels that connected the early urban centers (neither the Erie Canal nor steam railroads having been built yet ).
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Its impact on the Rondout was monumental, as Kingston became the busiest port between New York City and Albany. It’s the center’s belief that the gathering of our history will spark a renewed interest in Irish heritage and many untold stories will come to light and be publicly documented for the future.
Irish culture is famous for music, dance, storytelling, and a language full of poetry. Ireland is also known for its long and fascinating history and people with a strong sense of community. Our ancestors brought all that and more here to the Mohawk Valley. The Irish Cultural Center aims to preserve, document, and present their contributions.
By sharing our stories, we strive to create connections and community between all Americans, as we appreciate and study the universality of the immigrant story in American history. The Museum was an integral force in providing instruction in New York State’s public schools about the Irish Famine of 1845-1853.