Irish Mission at Watson House Exhibit

TTD designed the new exhibit called “The Irish Mission at Watson House” which features the untold story of Irish Immigrant women in New York City, from 1883-1954. Charlotte Grace O’Brien (daughter of Irish patriot, William Smith O’Brien) conceived of the idea to provide a safe haven for Irish immigrant girls arriving in New York City and this in turn, was established and supported by the Catholic clergy. The Mission’s record log books form the basis of further genealogical studies on the nearly 300,000 women that were helped with lodging and/or employment throughout its years of operation.
Watson House is the home of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Church,
and the Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Working with historian, Dr. Maureen Murphy, Father Peter Meehan, and Turlough McConnell Communications, the panels tell a unique and moving New York City story.
The show has also travelled to four museums in Ireland.

Home of the Irish Immigrant Girls in Lower Manhattan – Huffington Post

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