The Forbes House Museum in Milton hosted an open house on Saturday, January 27 celebrating its new exhibit on Captain Robert Bennet Forbes’s 1847 humanitarian aid voyage to Ireland during the height of the potato famine. After collecting donations from Boston and other U.S. cities, Forbes sailed a U.S. naval warship loaded with 800 tons of much needed food and clothing to Cork harbor. Greenhills Irish Bakery of Dorchester catered the event, and local musician Brian Queally performed traditional Irish music.
1.) Musicians: Winter, John Coe and Brian Queally; 2.) Andy and Janet Hanley, Milton; 3.) Rebecca Egan, Quincy; Joseph Kelley Gately, Framingham; 4.) Tim Shea, Janet Murdock, Quincy; 5.) Kayla Wong, Canton; Keidi Vaughan, Canton; 6.) Tom and Ann Carey, Hingham; 7.) James Labbe, Betty McKeen, Milton; 8.) Meg Kasuba, Susan Lachevre, Milton; 9.) Walter Gleason, Milton’ Denise Gilardone, Hingham; 10.) Martha Cotton, Gwen Labbe, Milton; 11.) Liam and Hannah with mom (center) Dorothy Murphy, Quincy.