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The Tale of Two Survivors
Monday 12 Aug 2013
Two garments from two women who led very different lives but who shared the same harrowing Titanic experience are among the newest items added to the popular TITANICa: The Exhibition at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. 

New Exhibit Building Unveiled
Thursday 20 Jun 2013
The Ulster American Folk Park got a fresh boost today with the opening of a new American Frontier building from Tennessee.  The Rogan House, an original brick plantation house, was first built by Ulster immigrant Francis Rogan in Sumner County, Tennessee, in 1825.

Discovery Farm Opens
Thursday 6 Jun 2013
‘Discovery Farm’ a living history experience portraying daily life on the farms of 100 years ago was launched today at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.

Picnic with us on Father's Day!
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Treat the whole family to a great day out and picnic this Father’s Day, Sunday 16th June.

Pupils Video conference with Award-Winning Author at Ulster American Folk Park
Wednesday 6 Feb 2013
On Tuesday 5th February, 120 schools were connected via video-conference to one of Ireland’s best-selling children’s authors, Marita Conlon-McKenna, to talk about her book 'Under the Hawthorn Tree', the first installment of her world famous Children of the Famine Trilogy.

No experience required: Creative writing course
Tuesday 29 Jan 2013
“A Window on Emigration” is the theme of a six-week creative writing course for the Over 50s being held at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh. The creative writing course is part of National Museums Northern Ireland’s Live & Learn Project.

Top Science Students Honoured At Hans Sloane Awards
Thursday 3 Jan 2013
Three talented students have been recognised for their excellence in A-Level Science by winning the prestigious Hans Sloane Awards.

When Art becomes a Circus
Wednesday 21 Nov 2012
Belfast Children Rehearse John Luke’s ‘The Rehearsal’ at the Ulster Museum

Museum Choir in splendid voice ready for Christmas
Tuesday 20 Nov 2012
On the 5th, 12th and 22nd December, visitors will be invited to wrap up warm, leave the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and enjoy a musical Christmas treat at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum in Holywood, courtesy of the newly formed 50+ Christmas Choir, organised as part of the Live and Learn programme at National Museums Northern Ireland.

Celebrate Thanksgiving in true American style
Wednesday 14 Nov 2012
On Thursday 22 November the Ulster American Folk Park will lay out an all-American celebration, recreating the mood and flavours of a traditional Pennsylvanian Thanksgiving Day in times of Civil War.

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