Thursday 25 July 2013

Cavan emigration exhibition needs memorabilia

Cavan County Museum is planning a new exhibition to tell the 'Story of Emigration from County Cavan'. A provisional date for opening has been set for Wednesday 7 August, but this may be pushed back as the team is still collecting memorabilia for display.

Danielle Wilson Higgins told Irish Genealogy News that the museum is looking for items that tell the real stories of emigrants. 'We have already sourced items for the two main spaces – an American Wake kitchen and a Railway Station waiting room – but we're still in need of loans or donations of photographs, train/ship/plane tickets, letters sent home by emigrants or any other items that truly personalise the theme. The exhibition's time-frame spans the Famine right up to today.'

If you have suitable memorabilia, please contact Danielle or Savina at Cavan County Museum by email or telephone 00 353 (0)49 854 4070.