UMass Boston News

“Calling the Heart Back Home”: Irish-American Stories from the Archives

The Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites you to join us on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 to celebrate an exciting new addition to our archival collections: the historic records of the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters, dramatically rescued by TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association) in 2005. The Foresters records include detailed insurance policy applications dating back to 1879 that afford unique genealogical and historical information about more than 70,000 individuals in Massachusetts, most of whom are of Irish descent.

Join us for this celebration, view sample Foresters records, discover the historical resources and community-focused public history endeavors of Archives and Special Collections at UMass Boston, and learn about upcoming projects and opportunities for historical inquiry and engagement.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP to andrew.elder@umb.edu or by calling 617-287-5944.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.