October 18, 2023
The H.A.R.P. Museum’s Cultural Presentation Series continues with a brief history of Utica’s most pre-eminent Irish citizen, John C. Devereux.
Most Uticans are passingly familiar with the name “Devereux,” although likely from different frames of reference: the Devereux Block, Devereux Estates, Devereux Street, Devereux Lane… even the legendary Devereux Bar; later the John C. Devereux Tavern. But few – far too few – know the extent to which Utica, and Uticans of 200 years ago, owe thanks to the city’s most revered Irish citizen, John C. Devereux.
On October 18, 2023, Alex Sisti, director of the H.A.R.P. Museum at the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley, will be giving a biographical presentation on John Devereux, beginning with a brief sketch of his French and Irish forebears and immediate family, up to his arrival in Utica in 1802 and his many accomplishments in the years that followed. The presentation closes with a few words on what is being done to recognize his many contributions to the city he called home.
This talk will take place in the H.A.R.P. Museum at 7 PM, on the 2nd floor of the Irish Cultural Center (623 Columbia St., Utica). The talk is free, but interested attendees are asked to register at EventBrite.
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