The Irish American Heritage Museum will host “Behind the Butler’s Pantry – Olana and the Lives of Irish Servants in the Hudson Valley,” a virtual conversation about the lives of Irish immigrants and their families who worked as servants at Frederic Church’s Olana on November 18th.
Dr. Elizabeth Stack, Executive Director of the Irish American Heritage Museum will lead a conversation with Dan Bigler, Historic Site Assistant at Olana State Historic Site, on the Church’s history of employing Irish immigrants as a framework to consider the network of Irish domestic servants that existed in the region during the 19th century.
Through their dialogue, the speakers will consider how Olana functioned as both a workplace and a home for Irish immigrants and take a broader look at the lives of domestic servants and the challenges they faced during this period.
This program will begin at 6 pm and will be held via Zoom. Admission is $5. Registration is required and can be completed online. For more information, email email@example.com, call (518) 751 6938, or click here.
Photo of Olana State Historic Site provided.