Irish American Heritage Center

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In 1976, a small group of Irish Americans was looking for a permanent place to celebrate and share its heritage and culture. After many fundraisers and Irish Family Days, they purchased an abandoned, graffiti-covered building on the northwest side of Chicago. Over the past 25 years, a crew of passionate volunteers has transformed the derelict structure into a premier institution. Through dance, music, festivals, language, history, and art, the Irish American Heritage Center delivers on its mission as a nonprofit organization enhancing the lives of every member and the community. But for the vision of those original dreamers, and the blood, sweat, and tears of the thousands of volunteers, it would not exist.
ISBN: 9780738582887
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 181
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Mary Beth Sammons is an award-winning journalist, author, and cause-related marketing specialist whose work appears frequently on AOL's Health and ParentDish sites and in Psychology Today and the Chicago Tribune. She is the author of nine books, including Living Life as a Thank You: The Transformative Power of Gratitude. Monica Dougherty is an artist, author, and art therapist. Her children's book You're a Miracle . . . Pass It On! was published in February 2007.
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