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The Mary Edson: From Lisburn to New York, 1863

24nov01marThe Mary Edson: From Lisburn to New York, 1863(November 24) 9:30 am - (March 1) 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

The Mary Edson: from Lisburn to New York, 1863.

Time

November 24 (Friday) 9:30 am - March 1 (Friday) 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

Event Details

What connects Lisburn, Moby-Dick and a corpse stolen for a ransom of $600,000? Find out at our new exhibition, The Mary Edson: from Lisburn to New York, 1863.

The exhibition marks 160 years since a ship was sent by Lisburn-born American millionaire merchant A.T. Stewart, to relieve the suffering of local weavers during the ‘cotton famine’.  The display features a model of the Mary Edson, on which the cotton workers and their families sailed to America, along with paintings, prints, letters and objects related to the ship, Stewart and the weavers.

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