The City of Lawrence, Massachusetts is launching its annual Irish Heritage Month this weekend, with dozens of lectures, exhibits, concerts, luncheons, banquets and educational programs taking place through March 31.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For a complete list of events, click here.
The program is sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 8, the Ladies AOH, Division 8, as well as the Irish Foundation of Lawrence.
This year's main attraction is the exhibit, Hometown Heroes: The Lawrence Irish and the Civil War, which runs from March 3-31, 2011at the Lawrence State Heritage Park, located at One Jackson Street in Lawrence. For information call 978 794-1655.
To complement the exhibit, several lectures about the Civil War are scheduled:
Sunday, February 27, 2:00 p.m.
How the Irish Imaged the American Civil War by Michael P. Quinlin
Sunday, March 6, 2:00 p.m.
Lincoln's Reaction to the Events in Baltimore, by Dr. John Condon
Sunday, March 20, 2:00 p.m.
Captain Timothy Deasy: Patriot Irish/American by Robert Bateman
For a complete list of Irish activities in Massachusetts and the New England states throughout the year, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.