“Shamrocks & Seashells,” the 7th Annual Benefit for the Museum of Newport Irish History’s Interpretive Center, will be held Saturday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Easton’s Beach Rotunda Ballroom, 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport. The event will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Museum’s founding and the contributions of its founders. Traditional Irish music will be played by The Publicans. Guests will enjoy ocean views, vintage carousel rides and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 per person and are inclusive of hors d’oeuvres, a variety of food stations, a hosted bar and desserts.
All reservations will be held at the door; No tickets will be mailed. Reservations are requested by August 13.
The Museum’s Interpretive Center at 648 Lower Thames Street, just south of Narragansett Avenue, is now open for the season. The 2016 Season hours are 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, through Sunday, October 30. Proceeds from “Shamrocks & Seashells” will fund Interpretive Center operating expenses and enhancements to Center displays.
The Museum of Newport Irish History is a non-profit organization of over 700 members. Founded in 1996, its Mission is to tell the story of Irish immigrants in Newport County from the 1600s to the present, to preserve artifacts and mementos of their experience, and to facilitate research into Irish heritage. To learn more about the organization, to join, or make a donation, please visit the Museum website, NewportIrishHistory.org.