***The Irish American Heritage Museum was permanently chartered in 1992 by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. The Museum's Administrative Offices are located in Albany. with the Museum's summer Exhibit Center is in East Durham. The mission of the Irish American Heritage Museum is to preserve and tell the story of the contributions of the Irish people and their culture in America, inspiring individuals to examine the importance of their own heritage as part of the American fabric. As such, the Museum is unique in America, where almost 40 million individuals claim Irish ancestry.
###Media Contact: Edward Collins [Museum: 518-432-6598; Home: 518-783-8286; Cell: 518-258-0032)