Explore your family history and heritage for free at the Irish Center using Ancestry.com and the Origins Network (a database of Irish, English, Scottish and Welsh records) online databases. Also books, magazines, forms, charts for exploring ships records, census records, Ellis Island and other immigration resources are available. Start creating your family tree! Available to the public during normal open hours.
If you have an interest in genealogy, consider volunteering at The Irish Center! Volunteers are always needed to help others explore their family history! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 816-474-3848.
Permanent exhibit ‘The Irish and Kansas City’
Artifacts, photos and text tell the story of the Irish journey from ancient Ireland to Kansas City’s Irish community today. Learn about the roles many of our ancestors played in shaping our city.
Children’s Touch Table
Explore the hands on table with Irish artifacts, including Padraic the Irish speaking teddy, tin whistle, bodhran, and turf.
Come browse our Ireland Land of Welcomes magazine, and fiction and nonfiction books from travel resources to poetry, coffee table art books to family histories, also past magazines and videos sharing and celebrating all things Irish! Have books, past magazines, videos, CDs to share? We’d love to take the donation and share the words, music and images with others. Open during regular hours.
Our “Wee Little Gift Shop” has Irish-themed books and CDs, mostly by local authors and musicians, KCIC t-shirts and fun things for kids.