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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum collects food for Connecticut Food Bank






HAMDEN -  Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University recently collected 165 pounds of non-perishable food items and donated the items to the Connecticut Food Bank, according to a release. 
 
“We are pleased to work with Quinnipiac University to give back to our community,” Claire Puzarne, manager of the museum, said in the release. “It is especially fitting and meaningful to focus our efforts on helping to end hunger in Connecticut.”
 
The museum, at 3011 Whitney Ave., "is home to the world’s largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the Irish Famine. The museum preserves, builds and presents its art collection to stimulate reflection, inspire imagination and advance awareness of Ireland's Great Hunger, a tragic period in Irish history from 1845-52 when more than one million people died of famine or famine-related diseases."
also: "Works by noted contemporary Irish artists are featured at the museum including internationally known sculptors John Behan, Rowan Gillespie and Éamonn O'Doherty; as well as contemporary visual artists, Robert Ballagh, Alanna O'Kelly, Brian Maguire and Hughie O'Donoghue. Featured paintings include several important 19th- and 20thcentury works by artists such as James Brenan, Daniel Macdonald, James Arthur O'Connor and Jack B. Yeats."
The museum, free to the public, is open Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. For information, visit www.ighm.org or call 203-582-6500.
 
For more information, about Quinnipiac University, visit www.qu.edu http://www.facebook.com/quinnipiacunews  or follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.
 
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In the photo: Elizabeth C McGarry, a Quinnipiac University employee, sorts non-perishable food items that Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University collected for the Connecticut Food Bank. Photo by Autumn Driscoll of Quinnipiac University.
 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Orange Historical Society gift shop open for holidays

The holidays are in full swing at the Orange  Historical Society Academy
Antique Shop, according to a release. 

"Come see the many new and wonderful additions to the antiques and collectibles already on display, ready for your special someone's gift this season," the society said in the release. 

There is free parking at the Academy at 605 Orange Center Road and it's open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more  information call 203-795-3106..