back home NMNI HOME
  • explore /
  • engage /
  • enjoy

Things to see

Newsletter

Things to see

American Civil War Buggy American Civil War Buggy
This American Civil War buggy belonged to a priest from County Armagh. Father Arthur Michael McGinnis, born in 1835, was from Dorsey, County Armagh.  He left Ireland in 1856 for Philadelphia, was ordained a Roman Catholic priest and sent to the small town of Gettysburg in 1861. America...

More...

American General Store American General Store
The general store was a basic part of the economy of the early community. As emigrants flocked to the New World, the store provided a source of goods to isolated settlements.The general store was much more than that - it provided a market for local farm surplus which was used to barter for items ...

More...

Blacksmith Blacksmith
Blacksmithing was a skilled occupation. As well as shoeing horses, making tools and equipment was an important aspect of the trade. As with other crafts, the number of blacksmiths peaked in the 1800s.Population and industry were rising and most products were locally made. However, as mass pr...

More...

Blacksmiths Forge Blacksmiths Forge
The country blacksmith was of vital importance to the agricultural community, both as a farrier who shod and cared for horses and as a manufacturer and repairer of agricultural implements. The forge reproduced in the Folk Park is typical of those which were once found throughout rural Ulster.&nbs...

More...

Blair's Printers, Strabane Blair's Printers, Strabane
The bookseller, stationer and printer, R J Blair, opened this printing establishment in the late 1870s.  It stood in Strabane, across the street from Gray’s printing shop.  By 1892, R J Blair’s boasted a wide variety of retail interests. As well as operating as a printer, st...

More...

Block wheeled car Block wheeled car
Block wheeled cars were a step up the evolutionary ladder from the slide car. Their wheels were made from three pieces of wood dowelled together and hooped with an iron tyre.  The tyre consisted of two parts and was nailed onto the wheel, although later they were sometimes sweated onto the w...

More...

Bolt of Linen and Linen Seal Bolt of Linen and Linen Seal
Where can you see this linen seal on display? The linen seal is on display in the Emigrants ehibition.Why is this linen seal so important? This linen seal was used by William Moore to stamp lengths of brown linen before offering them for sale in the Ahoghill and Ballymena linen markets. Seals...

More...

Campbell House Campbell House
The Campbell House, or Aghalane House to give it its formal title, was built by Hugh Campbell in 1786, on a farm near Plumbridge in County Tyrone. Hugh placed two stone plaques above the front door, one bearing his name and the date of construction, and the other inscribed with an armorial of the...

More...

Castletown National School Castletown National School
This National School was moved to the Ulster American Folk Park from the nearby townland of Castletown. The building is dated 1845, although records reveal that there was a school on the original site from the 1790s.In 1845 the 'Master' at Castletown School was Patrick Mulligan.  He taught t...

More...

Conestoga Bells Conestoga Bells
Bells were a common adornment to the harness of the horse. They were held in an arch attached to the collar of the horse, containing three, four, five or six bells. They warned of the approach of the wagon and were also for decoration and allowed the horses to be found in the morning after being ...

More...
Displaying results 1-10 (of 35)
 |<  < 1 2 3 4  >  >|