1799 Irish Gravestone Found in Washington Square Park

October 28, 2009

“Here lies the body of James Jackson who departed this life the 22nd day of September 1799 aged 28 years native of the county of Kildare Ireland.”

So reads the inscription on  a gravestone just discovered during excavation under Washington Square Park.  Historians will be working to learn more about Mr.  Jackson’s life.

Details on the New York Times  City Room blog.



Lehman College Public Programs

October 25, 2009

The  Institute for Irish- American Studies at Lehman College/CUNY in the Bronx has a calendar of public programs.

You may find the calendar at: