Irish American Museum of Washington, D.C.
A Museum to Honor Ireland’s Legacy in America
For the past two years a group of Irish Americans led by Connecticut businessman Carl Shanahan has been working to create a national museum in Washington, D.C., to honor Ireland’s legacy in America. “The history of the United States is the history of Irish America,” says Shanahan. “That history deserves its rightful place in our nation’s capital”.

The goal of the Irish American Museum of Washington, D.C., is to become a major cultural institution that will bring Irish-American history to life for visitors of all ages, from all ethnic, racial, and cultural back- grounds. The museum will initially be housed in temporary gallery space; ultimately, the plan is for a prestigious establishment that will provide future generations of Irish-Americans a sense of their history.
Take your part in building the Museum
The Irish America Museum of Washington, D.C. joins the roster of similar museums of identity honoring African Americans, Native Americans, Jewish Americans, German Americans and Chinese Americans among others. To find out more about the Irish American Museum please have a look around our website and we welcome all suggestions.
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