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Useful Links for Schools

BBC Tandy website is a useful link for the study of emigration in the time of the Great Famine, especially the interactive areas about the voyage.

The Campbell House in Missouri shows the home that Robert Campbell built when he settled in St Louis Missouri. Pupils will find it useful to compare and contrast this house with the Campbell House here in the Folk Park.

Ellis Island was the gateway through which more than 12 million immigrants passed between 1892 and its closure in 1954, in their search for economic opportunity and freedom of speech and religion.

The Museum of American Frontier Culture illustrates the 18th and 19th century immigration experiences of the American Frontier. A useful site to visit, it contains original buildings from Northern Ireland, England and Germany, as well as an 1860s’ farmstead from Botetourt County, Virginia, U.S.A.

At Home in the Heartland was specially designed by educators in the state of Illinois and covers settlement and life in the area from 1700-1950. An excellent educational site with information at various levels.

Colonial Williamsburg at is well worth a visit to find out about life in Virginia's capital in the immediate pre-Revolutionary era in Virginia.

Old Sturbridge Village outside Boston Massachusetts is an open-air museum depicting life in that area in the early 1830s.

Upper Canada Village, is a reconstructed village of the 1860s in Canada.

Howick Historical Village is a 19th century colonial village in North Island New Zealand, gives a view of life experienced by the early settlers there in the mid to late 19th century. There were many Irish settlers among the early New Zealand immigrants.