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March 14 - May 19, 2007

Photos from the Opening Reception  |  Podcast from the Opening Reception  |  
About the Exhibition  |  Exhibition Committee  |  
Printable Flyer  |  Printable Poster  |  More Exhibit Photos  |
Special Acknowledgments
 

Click here for a printable copy of the exhibition announcement.
Click here for a printable copy of the exhibition booklet.

About the Exhibition

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Ready to march: the Jim McCann Association pictured in front of
Patrick McCann's tavern on 163 Summit Street, Newark, St. Patrick's Day, 1938.
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The Library's exhibition, The Irish in Newark and New Jersey, will illustrate the history of the Irish in New Jersey and the cultural and civic contributions the Irish have made to our city and state from colonial times to the present.

Brad Small of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center (CFCNJIC) is the project director and curator. Dr. Dermot Quinn, professor of Irish and British history at Seton Hall University and award-winning author of The Irish in New Jersey: Four Centuries of American Life is the guest curator. The inspiration for this major two-floor show was the late Charles F. Cummings. A generous grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities) provided major funding for this exhibition.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the CFCNJIC and the Msgr. William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center of Seton Hall University.

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Newark's Irish born Mayor, Charles P. Gillen, front and center on the steps of City Hall,
reviews the colors of the troops returning home in 1918.
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The second-floor gallery will feature the Irish in Newark based on several articles Charles Cummings wrote in his "Knowing Newark" column for the Star-Ledger and additional research by the staff of the CFCNJIC. The materials on view will be from the collections of the CFCNJIC and will include photographs from the Library’s Newark Evening News collection, archival material, maps, and more.

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Pictured are "These Beaming Essex County Sons and Daughters of St. Patrick": Newark Sunday Call cover, March 14, 1937.
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The Irish "Men who Govern Newark," Newark Sunday Call, March 15, 1931.
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Dr. Quinn’s book will be the basis of the show on the third floor. On display for the first time will be many of the original materials from his book that are on loan from Seton Hall University’s Archives and Special Collection Department, with many additional images and ephemera from the CFCNJIC, other public institutions, and private collections.

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Ballingarry, Martin Maloney's residence in Spring Lake, was one of the great houses of the eastern seaboard.
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For additional information on this exhibition, the public is invited to call 973-733-7756 or email Brad Small.

More Photos

To see more photos from this exhibition, click here.

Photo credits: The Newark Public Library

Opening Reception Podcast

To listen to a podcast from the opening reception of this exhibition, click here.

Exhibition Committee

Honorary Chairperson Thomas P. Giblin  
Honorary Committee Elizabeth Burke Del Tufo
Honorable and Mrs. Brendan Byrne
Brother Patrick Byrne
John T. Cunningham
Don Gilmartin
George W.C. McCarter, Esq.
Sean McGovern
Brendan O'Flaherty
Marion O'Neill
Barney Rafferty
Kevin Shanley
Julius J. Spohn
Patricia A. Tumulty

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This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The Newark Public Library would like to thank the following for their generous support of this event.

Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin
Bragman's Deli
Cryan's Beef & Ale House
Friends of Brian Boru, Inc.
Giblin Association
Hobby's Deli
Kilkenny Ale House
George W.C. McCarter, Esq.
The McGlone Family
McGovern's Tavern
Metropolitan Plant Exchange
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
Newark Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee
Peerless Beverage Company
Schade Academy of Irish Dance
Skipper's Pub
Julius Spohn

 

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