Irish Gallery of Ethnic Heritage Museum opens new display Oct. 18

October 13, 2009

Free admission to ‘Past/Present Irish Bishops of the Rockford Diocese and Irish Political Leaders’

From press release

The Irish Gallery of the Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., unveils “Past/Present Irish Bishops of the Rockford Diocese and Irish Political Leaders” from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18. Admission is free, although donations are accepted.

Entertainment will be provided by Rick Burns, keyboardist/vocalist, and refreshments will be available.

The displays of Rockford Diocese bishops include the following: Bishop Peter J. Muldoon (1908-1927), Bishop Edward F. Hoban (1928-1942), Bishop John J. Boylan (1943-1953), Bishop Raymond P. Hillinger (1954-1956), Bishop-elect Donald M. Carroll (1956), Bishop Loras T. Lane (1956-1968), Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill (1968-1994) and Bishop Thomas G. Doran (1994-present).

Additional displays will include past and present Irish political leaders.

Info: visit or call (815) 962-7402.

From the October 14-20, 2009 issue

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