Erin's Exiled Children: Irish America and the Road to the Rising.
This exhibit was created in honor of the centennial of Ireland's Easter Rising in 1916 and documents the Irish struggle for indepdence and the role the Irish in America played in keeping their traditions alive. The University of Montana, the Butte Silver-Bow Archives, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Friends of Irish Studies in the West, and The Gathering developed the exhibit to educate Montanas about their role in the independence of Ireland. This exhibit is the product of an Institute of Museum and Library Services planning grant awarded to the Mansfield Library, in partnership with Irish Studies at UM, Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives and University College Cork, Ireland. Free and open to the public.
A reception for the exhibit will take place Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 pm in the Upstairs Meeting Room at the Library.