Event Name

Spotlight on Local History: Commodore Barry and the Irish in Philadelphia


Event Location

American Catholic Historical Society, 263 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Start Date and Time:

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.


End Date and Time

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.


Event Description

You are invited to attend the next American Catholic Historical Society’s Spotlight on Local History on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The society’s house opens at 1:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and a light reception will follow.

In this talk, John Kelly of the National Park Service will explore the life and legacy of Commodore John Barry, one of the most celebrated Irish Americans in Philadelphia. Kelly will discuss Barry’s contributions to the cause of American freedom and the Irish American community that he inhabited and helped to shape.

Please RSVP with your name and number of attendees by February 6 to info@amchs.org

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