Irelandís Great Hunger Museum will host a three-day childrenís storytelling workshop in August. The workshop will be led by instructor Sara deBeer, a poet and storyteller as well as an experienced classroom teacher. Students will learn about the artwork in the museum and work to bring a piece of art to life through a dramatic monologue of their own creation. Participants will learn about the experience of those who lived during the time of Irelandís Great Hunger, and will incorporate this knowledge into their final performance
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum is handicapped accessible.
The mission of Irelandís 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/Great Hunger that occurred from 1845Ė52. 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 worldís 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 Irelandís most important 19th-century artists
From New York City and West
Take I-95N to Exit 48 in New Haven. Take I-91N to Exit 10 (Route 40). Follow Route 40 approximately three miles to its end (at Whitney Avenue). Turn right onto Whitney Avenue (Route 10) and proceed north for 0.3 miles. The museum will be on your right. OR Take the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) to Exit 61. Turn right onto Whitney Avenue (Route 10) and proceed north approximately 1.9 miles. The museum will be on your right.
From Hartford, Boston and Upper New England
Take I-91S to Exit 10 (Route 40). Follow Route 40 approximately three miles to its end (at Whitney Avenue). Turn right onto Whitney Avenue (Route 10) and proceed north for 0.3 miles. The museum will be on your right. OR Take Route 15 (Berlin Turnpike or Wilbur Cross Parkway) to Exit 63. Turn left onto Hartford Turnpike. Turn right onto CT-22, and continue to follow signs for CT-22W. Turn right onto CT-10/N (Whitney Avenue). The museum will be 500 feet ahead on your right.
From Western Connecticut and Upper New York State
Take I-84 to Exit 26. At end of exit, bear right on Route 70 toward Cheshire. Continue on Route 70 to Route 10. Turn right on Route 10 (Whitney Avenue) and go about 8 miles. The museum will be on your left.