Saturday December 4 at 3:00 PM
Outside the Museum at Whitney Avenue and Woodruff Street
Supporters of the newly-established nonprofit 501(c)3 Save Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum are joining other members of the public in a show of unity at a Traditional Irish Christmas Caroling event in front of the museum on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 3 pm. Long time favorites on both sides of the Atlantic will be featured for the enjoyment of parents and children alike.
Following the caroling, revelers may gather at Side Street Bar and Grille for mulled cider and snacks. The restaurant is located at Whitney Ave. and Dickerman St.
The campaign to reopen the museum has gained momentum since the confirmation by Attorney General William Tong’s office that it has opened an official inquiry into the unexpected closing of the museum which was announced last August. The university reports that it is giving the collection away, but no notice has yet been made to donors or artists, many of whom sold their works to the museum at highly discounted prices because of the museum’s international reputation.
Much media attention has been paid to the closure, most recently in an article by the New York Times entitled “Donors Worry About Fate of Artifacts as Museum on Irish Famine Closes“.
The new nonprofit may now accept donations to help them ensure the museum closure is reversed or at worst, saved and moved to a friendlier location.
For more information about the December 4 Singing to Save a Museum or on the new nonprofit Save Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, contact Turlough McConnell at email@example.com or by text or phone at 917.873.6623.
Visit SaveIGHM.org to donate and learn more about Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum and the community efforts to save it. ♦