The Invisible Irish of the 19th Century

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Irish Servant Dressing WomanThey were neither to be seen nor heard as they served some of the great houses of Westchester County more than a century ago. But come February, the Anne Hutchinson-Bronxville Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will uncover their forgotten stories in a lecture hosted by the chapter entitled, “The Invisible Irish of the 19th Century.”

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be given by Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Docent and writer Doug Hearle on Saturday, February 7th at 1 pm in the Yeager Community Room at the Bronxville Public Library. 

Author of the recently published novel Outsource, Hearle has done extensive research on the Irish servants who lived on the Bartow-Pell estate in the nineteenth century, uncovering the untold stories of these immigrants who worked in the shadows after fleeing famine and dissolution in Ireland.

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