The workshop is for children ages 9 to 12 and will run from each day at 3011 Whitney Ave., the release said.
"The workshop is designed to educate children about the Irish Famine, which occurred from 1845-52 when blight destroyed virtually all of Ireland's potato crops. The crop destruction, coupled with British governmental indifference to the plight of the Irish, who at the time were part of the United Kingdom, resulted in the deaths of more than 1 million Irish men, women and children and the emigration of more than 2 million to nations around the world," the release said.
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University 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 and its long aftermath on both sides of the Atlantic.
Editor's note: All information and the photo of Sara deBeer in this post were contributed. Click one of the buttons below to share it.