“Saving the Famine Irish: The Grey Nuns and the Great Hunger” Exhibit Launch at Quinnipiac University and the Montreal Irish Memorial Park Foundation

“Saving the Famine Irish: The Grey Nuns and the Great Hunger” Exhibit launch at Quinnipiac University.  The exhibit runs until March 18, 2016.

New exhibition now open to public

Grey Nuns exhibit setup

Sarah Churchill sets up Grey Nuns Exhibit.

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Sarah Churchill sets up Grey Nuns Exhibit.

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Co-curators, Professor Christine Kinealy of Quinnipiac University and Dr. Jason King of Galway University at the reception on March 31, 2015.

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President John Lahey alongside Consul General from Canada, John F. Prato.

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Dr. Jason King gives a guided tour of the exhibition to Marie-Claude Francoeur, Quebec Delegate to New England.

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A copy of “The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk”, a staple of anti-Catholic nativism published nearly a decade before the arrival of famine migrants in Canada, on view in the exhibition.

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Consul General for Canada, John F. Prato, speaking at the reception.

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Professor Christine Kinealy speaks about the Grey Nun’s habit on view in the exhibition.

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From left to right, Barbara Jones, Consul General from Ireland, Marie-Claude Francoeur, Quebec Delegate to New England, Professor Christine Kinealy, John F. Prato, Consul General from Canada, and Dr. Jason King on a private tour of the exhibition in the Arnold Bernhard Library.

 

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John F. Prato, Consul General from Canada, speaks with Dr. and Mrs. John Lahey.

Montreal Irish Monument Foundation with Black Rock

Co-curator Dr. Jason King meets with Directors of Montreal Irish Memorial Park Foundation Fergus Keyes, Victor Boyle, and Donovan King to discuss future plans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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