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History Talks Schedule 2015

2016 History Talks Schedule coming in Summer

2015 History Talk Schedule

talk_historytalkSaturday, September 26, 2015

Cultural Center:  25 Years of Irish in the Bluegrass
11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Explore your Irish Heritage! Be sure and come visit us in the Cultural Center located in Frazier Hall. It’s a great way to learn about Irish Culture and History. We have displays from Irish prehistory starting with Newgrange, covering many of the major independence movements to the current Troubles and resulting Peace Process. We look at the Irish Famine and the legacy of Immigration as well as looking at some of the myriad contributions that Irish and Irish-Americans have made to the United States and especially Louisville. Returning this year will also be Mike O’Laughlin, genealogist extraordinaire, to help you start your journey on tracing your family.

History Talks

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Louisville’s Bloody Monday and the Legacy of Immigration
August 6, 1855 – Due to anti-immigrant sentiment, Louisville saw one of the darkest days in its history and the repercussions can still be felt today.  Although the official death toll was listed as 22, some estimates place the number much higher.

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Irish Genealogist and Author Mike O’Laughlin
Joining us in the Cultural area, located in Frazier Hall, will be renowned Genealogist, author of 60 books, and host of the Irish Roots Café Mike O’Laughlin.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
1845 An Gorta Mor – The Beginning
The human tragedy that the world came to know as the Great Irish Famine saw its beginnings in first potato crop failures of 1845. What began in 1845 would by the end of the 19th century change much of the face of the Western world as it was known as Ireland was not the only country that saw crops fail in the middle of the Nineteenth Century.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Famine Aid: Sawyers Soup – Relief as deterrent
Much has been made of the response or lack thereof by those in a position to help during the Great Famine.  The Victorian response to poor aid was different than what we understand today, but it was different in Ireland for a multitude of reasons.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
1915:  On the Eve of the Rising: What Made 1915 Different?
We will examine some of the world events happening such as the First World War, the people coming into Irish leadership positions, and policies that provided the opportunities in one short year that would bring Ireland closer to Independence than ever before.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Cultural Center:  25 Years of Irish in the Bluegrass
11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Explore your Irish Heritage! Be sure and come visit us in the Cultural Center located in Frazier Hall. It’s a great way to learn about Irish Culture and History. We have displays from Irish prehistory starting with Newgrange, covering many of the major independence movements to the current Troubles and resulting Peace Process. We look at the Irish Famine and the legacy of Immigration as well as looking at some of the myriad of contributions that Irish and Irish-Americans have made to the United States and especially Louisville. Returning this year will also be Mike O’Laughlin, genealogist extraordinaire, to help you start your journey on tracing your family.

History Talks

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Irish Genealogist and Author Mike O’Laughlin
Joining us in the Cultural area, located in Frazier Hall, will be renowned Genealogist, author of 60 books,  and host of the Irish Roots Café Mike O’Laughlin

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Louisville’s Bloody Monday and the Legacy of Immigration
August 6, 1855 – Due to anti-immigrant sentiment, Louisville saw one of the darkest days in its history and the repercussions can still be felt today.  Although the official death toll was listed as 22, some estimates place the number much higher.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Famine Aid: Sawyers Soup – Relief as deterrent
Much has been made of the response or lack thereof by those in a position to help during the Great Famine.  The Victorian response to poor aid was different than what we understand today, but it was different in Ireland for a multitude of reasons.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
1845 An Gorta Mor – The Beginning
The human tragedy that the world came to know as the Great Irish Famine saw its beginnings in first potato crop failures of 1845. What began in 1845 would by the end of the 19th century change much of the face of the Western world as it was known as Ireland was not the only country that saw crops fail in the middle of the Nineteenth Century.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
1915:  On the Eve of the Rising: What Made 1915 Different?
We will examine some of the world events happening such as the First World War, the people coming into Irish leadership positions, and policies that provided the opportunities in one short year that would bring Ireland closer to Independence than ever before.

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