The Irish Mission at Watson House

March 12 - April 10, 2020

The Gallery at The Sheen Center

The Untold Story of the Home for Irish Immigrant Girls in Lower Manhattan, 1883 – 1954

On December 4, 1885, the Rev. John J. Riordan purchased Watson House, at 7 State Street in Manhattan, and formally established the Home of the Mission of Our Lady of the Rosary for the Protection of Irish Immigrant Girls. Through the pioneering efforts of emigration reformer Charlotte Grace O’Brien, Fr. Riordan, and all the Catholic priests that came after him, the Mission helped over 100,000 women immigrants.

This exhibit examines the work of the Mission and those who created it.

In conjunction with the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York.

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 19 @ 5:00PM

The Gallery is open 7 Days a Week from 9 AM to 10 PM.  Admission Free.

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