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Committee to Save the Museum’s campaign inspires widespread condemnation,

leads to investigation by Connecticut Attorney General.

The Committee to Save Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum hosted a salute to the museum on

Saturday, October 30th in Hamden, CT.  Despite pouring rain, hundreds joined the block party designed

to draw attention to the plight of the museum.

Among the speakers was Connecticut’s senior U.S. Senator (CT), Richard Blumenthal,

who passionately advocated against the museum’s closure. “I’m here to say we need to keep this museum.

We need to keep this collection intact,” Blumenthal stated. “We need to keep it intact here in Connecticut.

It is a Connecticut treasure.”   For more on the campaign see PRESS (Menu)


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A Proclamation to Save Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum


Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University was born of a moral vision
to continue the visual and artistic remembrance of the Famine.

Join our community of artists, educators, historians, docents and volunteers who stand ready to support
all efforts to reopen the museum and short of that, to safeguard the collection.

Our committee is committed to keeping the museum and its collection open and
operating under the auspices of its parent 501(c)3, Quinnipiac University.

It seeks to reverse the current board decision to close the building
permanently and give the collection to another entity. 

Should the primary mission fail, the secondary purpose is to ensure that the collection remains
intact, whole, and is not broken up and sold for any profit to the university. 


The third part of the committee’s mission is to ensure the equitable and timely return of all donated gifts of art, discounted works of art, and gifts-in-kind. All donations, memberships, and fees collected since the Board of


Trustees made the decision MUST be returned to the donor/member. 

The committee will use all ethical and legal methods possible to meet these ends.