In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Virginia War Museum is hosting a temporary display recognizing Irish and Irish-American Military History
The exhibit includes
artifacts never before displayed at the museum that tell the story of Irish and Irish-American soldiers. Items include uniforms, memorabilia, equipment, and documents from the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, The Irish War of Independence, World War II and more.
On Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m., the museum will host a discussion titled "The Corcoran Irish Legion 1862-1865: The Forgotten Irish Brigade”. Museum Education Coordinator and Historian Chris Garcia will discuss this little-known Irish unit and the role the Irish played in the Civil War. After the discussion, the museum will host guided tours of the temporary exhibit.
The Virginia War Museum is located at 9285 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and active duty military members, and $6 for children ages 7 to 18. Admission to the Irish and Irish American History exhibit and the talk are included in museum admission. For more information, visit
or call 757-247-8523.