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Darien Library Hosts Lecture On Irish Famine

The Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University aims to collect, preserve, exhibit and study art, artifacts and literature relating to the Irish Famine.
The Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University aims to collect, preserve, exhibit and study art, artifacts and literature relating to the Irish Famine. Photo Credit: Provided

DARIEN, CONN. — Grace Brady, executive director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, will discuss the Irish Famine of the mid-19th century at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at the Darien Library.

The mission of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University is to collect, preserve, exhibit and study its collection of art, artifacts and literature relating to the Irish Famine that occurred from 1845–52. In doing so, it seeks to educate audiences of all ages about the underlying political, social, economic and historic causes to the Great Hunger and the magnitude of the disaster on Ireland and its people.

The museum contains the world’s largest collection of Great Hunger-related art by noted contemporary Irish and Irish American artists, as well as a number of period paintings by some of Ireland’s most important 19th-century artists.

The Darien Library is at 1441 Post Road. For more information, call (203)-655-1234.

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