Conestoga wagon, on display in 'Emigrants' exhibition at the Ulster American Folk Park © National Museums Northern Ireland
The Ulster American Folk Park has been open for 40 years since 6th July 1976.
It was opened to coincide with the Bicentennial celebration of the American Revolution. Large numbers of Ulster migrants to Colonial America had been involved in the Revolution. The Ulster American Folk Park reflects on the life that migrants from Ulster left behind, the journey that they undertook and the new life they embraced in America.
This collections highlights tour features 40 objects at the museum picked to represent the 40 years that it has been open. Each object has something to say about emigration from this part of the world.