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Our Picks: Ireland's Great Hunger Museum's One-Year Anniversary
It's been one year since Quinnipiac University's Ireland's Great Hunger Museum opened its doors. In that time, more than 10,000 visitors have set foot in the museum. Some hailed from Ireland, fittingly, but others came from Iceland and Japan. The museum will celebrate its first year with a reception featuring wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a live harpist. The museum focuses on the Irish Famine, which lasted from 1845 to 1852. The disaster almost completely destroyed Ireland's potato crop, and left one million dead and two million displaced via emigration. The museum collects the art and artifacts of the time, preserving them for a new generation.
By Alison Geisler
October 10, 2013