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.
via Untapped Cities