Wed Mar 20 6:30 PM

Archbishop John Hughes and the Making of Irish America: a Book Talk

Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts

American Irish Historical Society

$15.00 - $25.00

Archbishop John Hughes and the
Making of Irish America: A Book Talk

 

Yorkville and the Upper East Side are well known throughout their respective histories for a mix of Gold Coast Patricians to the west as well as German, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian immigrants to the far-east. However, dispersed throughout both of these areas between opulent Fifth Avenue and the commercial and industrial East River waterfront was a large population of Irish Immigrants and their families through the 19th and early 20th Centuries. This event will shed a light on the lives of Irish Americans on the Upper East Side and other parts of Manhattan through the lens of the history of Archbishop John Hughes, a nearly mythic figure and Irish community leader.

Acclaimed biographer and local Upper East Side instructor John Loughery will give a lecture based on his recent book “Dagger John: Archbishop John Hughes and the Making of Irish America." “Dagger” John Hughes was an infamous Irish-American figure who—in the face of bias against the Irish community-- was an organizer, community advocate, and fiercely outspoken evangelist representing the Irish in America. Between founding Fordham University, a Jesuit Catholic University in the Bronx, and demanding the construction of the now-cherished St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Hughes was a revered (and feared) power broker for his community in Manhattan and beyond. Books will be for sale following the talk.

 

Co-Sponsored by the American Irish Historical Society

 

Wednesday, March 20th
6:30 p.m.

American Irish Historical Society
991 Fifth Avenue 

$15 members of FRIENDS and AIHS, $25 Non-Members 
 

To verify your current membership status, please call 212-535-2526 or email us at [email protected].

 

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts
with support from Governer Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

DATE AND TIME
3/20/2019 6:30 PM to 3/20/2019 8:00 PM
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Location
American Irish Historical Society
991 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Contact
Sara Kamillatos
[email protected]
203-554-0408

Ticket

Price

Quantity

FRIENDS Member Ticket
$15.00
American Irish Historical Society Member Ticket
$15.00
Non-Member Ticket
$25.00
Additional Contributions:
If you are unable to attend or prefer to make a contribution, please enter a donation amount.
   


Wed Mar 20 6:30 PM

Archbishop John Hughes and the Making of Irish America: a Book Talk

Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts

American Irish Historical Society

$15.00 - $25.00