MEETING SCHEDULES FOR I.G.S.W.
Membership meetings are held the first Monday of each month (except December).
A NOTE ABOUT MEETING LOCATIONS:
The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICHC) is located at 2133 West Wisconsin Avenue near downtown Milwaukee, housed in the historic former Grand Avenue Congregational Church. Parking is available for evening programs in the two lots just south of the alley behind the building, accessible via 23rd street. The ICHC is also home to the Irish Emigration Library, sponsored by the Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin. Visit the ICHC web site for more information.
The Shorewood Public Library is located at 3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood WI 53211, one block south of Capitol Drive and three blocks east of Oakland Avenue in Shorewood. Programs will be held in the lower level meeting room. Parking will be available behind the building, accessible via Frederick Avenue. Visit the library's web site at http://www.mcfls.org/shorewood/ for up todate information about the library's new facilities and parking arrangements. Phone: (414) 847-2670.
Monday, April 1, 2013
7 p.m., ICHC
Night of the Round Tables
Monday, May 6, 2013
7 p.m., Shorewood Public Library
Tinkers No More: The Irish Travellers, Past and Present
Dr. José Lanters will present on the Irish Travellers--sometimes called Tinkers.
José Lanters is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also co-directs the Center for Celtic Studies, and has published widely on Irish fiction and drama. Her most recent book is *The Tinkers in Irish Literature* (Irish Academic Press, 2008), and she is currently writing a monograph on the theatrical oeuvre of Thomas Kilroy. Professor Lanters is a past president of the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS), and currently serves as Vice Chair for North America on the executive committee of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL).
Monday, June 3, 2013
6:30 p.m., FIELD TRIP (5th Street and St. Paul Avenue)
Tory Hill and the Bloody Third Ward
Join Carl Baehr as he explores the Irish history and geography of Tory Hill and the Third Ward from the founding of Milwaukee to 1900; including events such as the Leahey Riot, Lady Elgin Disaster, Darby Carney and the Lynching of Marshall Clark, the Newhall House Fire and the Third Ward Fire. About 90 minutes. Wear your walking shoes. Meet at 6:30 PM at 5th Street and St. Paul Avenue. There should be plenty of parking on St. Paul westbound and on 5th.
Carl Baehr is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University (BS) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MLIS). He was director of Information Services at Trinity Memorial Hospital for twenty years, a librarian at public libraries in Cudahy and St. Francis and director of the Elm Grove Public Library. He was certified as a genealogist by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and conducted a genealogical and historical research business for ten years. Baehr is the author of Milwaukee Streets: The Stories Behind their Names, The Avenues of Patrick's Cudahy, A Bibliography of Milwaukee City Maps, 1836-1935, and articles on local history. He is currently writing Dreams and Disasters: A History of the Irish in Milwaukee.
Questions? Ideas? Please email Corresponding Secretary Sue Dolinar.
IGSW programs are free and open to the public, and are held eleven times per year, usually on the first Monday of each month except December. Programs are held at The Shorewood Village Center inside the Shorewood Public Library, or at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICHC), home to the Society's research library. In addition, some summer programs are excursions to other locations.
The Shorewood Village Center is located at 3920 N. Murray Ave., in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library one block south of Capitol Drive. The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICHC) is located at 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee just west of Marquette University, in the historic Tory Hill neighborhood.