Video: Peek Inside the American Irish Historical Society on the Upper East Side

Located directly across the street from The Met on the Upper East Side, the American Irish Historical Society often makes museum-goers wonder why an Irish flag is flying high above 5th Avenue.

In this video from our friends at Untapped Cities, take a brief tour of the American Irish Historical Society and learn all about it.

The American Irish Historical Society opened its doors on 5th Avenue at 80th Street in 1897, in a Gilded Age mansion designed by architect Ogden Codman, Jr. known for co-authoring Edith Wharton’s first book, The Decoration of Houses. The society sheds light on the achievements of the Irish living in America: the motto of the organization is “That the world may know.”

Check out the accompanying article for more info on the American Irish Historical Society, or to book an in-person tour.

American Irish Historical Society
Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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