The National Irish American Museum of Washington, D.C.

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The National Irish American Museum Of Washington, D.C. is a proposed museum to honor Ireland’s legacy in America.


The museum was proposed in 2008, but active fundraising was deferred due to the Financial crisis of 2007–08, and in 2015 the Washington Post deemed the museum unlikely to ever open.[1][2]


The museum's objective 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 backgrounds."[2][3][4]

National Irish American Virtual Museum[edit]

A "Virtual Museum" has been created with a short video and biographical sections on numerous Irish Americans from 1776 to the modern era in the fields of innovation, acting, the arts, leadership, legal, media, medical, military, music, science, technology, and sports.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Holan, Mark (12 March 2014). "No pot of gold for D.C. Irish American Museum". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b Parker, Loanne (28 March 2014). "Which Museums Show Real Promise?". Washington Post. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  3. ^ The Irish American Museum of Washington, D.C. Retrieved 17 January 2012
  4. ^ Monogan, David (24 March 2013). "From Coffin Ships To Triumph Abroad, Museums Tell Of Ireland's Haunting Diaspora". Forbes. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  5. ^ Virtual Museum (online library) Retrieved 17 January 2012
  6. ^ "A Guide To The Irish American Museum Of Washington, DC". CBSDC. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2015.

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