The Irish Bridget:
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage & History Month
Who was the Irish Bridget? What relevance does her story have to the history of Irish immigration to America? Margaret Lynch-Brennan will use photographs and personal letters the Irish Bridgets wrote to one another to give insight into the lives of these young immigrant girls. She will discuss their work life, their social life, the impact they had on Irish-American life, labor history and women’s history. Dr. Lynch-Brennan will also explore the relevance of the Irish Bridgets’ story to contemporary American life, in which domestic service is again populated by female immigrants, and immigration is once more the subject of intense public debate.
Co-sponsored by The Merchant’s House Museum. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Public Scholars program.
- Tuesday, June 21, 2016
- 6:30 pm
Church of St. Brigid – St. Emeric, Corner of Avenue B and 8th Street