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Collection Highlight Tours

Collection Highlights are 'tours' of selected areas of our collections. Click on any of the tours below to explore more.



Buildings at the Ulster American Folk Park and World War One Buildings at the Ulster American Folk Park and World War One
All the buildings on the Old World side of the Ulster American Folk Park looked on at the start of the Great War. They can all make a contribution to our understanding of the effects of this conflict on Ulster and Ireland.

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 Hill’s Chemist at  the Ulster American Folk Park Hill’s Chemist at the Ulster American Folk Park
Hill’s Chemist at the Ulster American Folk Park offers an insight into the day-to-day life of an Ulster pharmacist of the 1900s.

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40 objects for 40 years 40 objects for 40 years
A selection of important artefacts acquired by the Ulster American Folk Park over the past 40 years that tell the story of migration from Ulster to America.

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Christmas Old and New Worlds Christmas Old and New Worlds
Christmas has very deep roots in pagan traditions both Roman and Norse. However much of the Christmas known today was created in the USA during the 1800s based on German traditions.

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From Here to the White House: Presidential Portraits by Frank McKelvey From Here to the White House: Presidential Portraits by Frank McKelvey
This tour looks at eleven pencil and wash drawings of American presidents by Belfast artist Frank McKelvey. (1895 – 1974).

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Francis Rogan Tennessee House Francis Rogan Tennessee House
Francis Rogan, a farmer, built this house in the 1820s in Sumner County, Tennessee. Francis was the son of an Ulster emigrant, Hugh Rogan, who was from near Strabane on the Tyrone/Donegal border.

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Titanic: Window on Emigration Titanic: Window on Emigration
What was it like for people who left Ireland on Titanic in April 1912? Young, dreaming of a better life, excited at the thought of joining family in America, their journey became part of one of the best-known stories in the world. This tour looks at Titanic as a window into emigration from Ireland in 1912. [Image © Library of Congress LC-USZ62-20622]

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William Murray Drapery Shop William Murray Drapery Shop
William Murray and his family ran their drapery business in the town of Moy, County Tyrone.

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The Campbell Story The Campbell Story
The Campbell Story is as fascinating as it is multi-layered. As early as the 1600s the family had been associated with the tradition of emigration, travelling from Scotland to settle in Ulster.

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Threads of Emigration Threads of Emigration
'Threads of Emigration' is a display of 1800's textile-related material connecting us to people who emigrated from Ulster at this time. See a fascinating range of quilts, woven coverlets, samplers and dresses.

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Our People, Our Times Our People, Our Times
'Our People, Our Times' explores the history of migration to Northern Ireland and highlights the more recent arrival of people from all over the world. The objects are from Central America, Asia and the Middle East. (Please note: this was a temporary exhibition that is no longer on display)

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