Irish-American Heritage Park, County Tyrone.
Photos by Michael Kennedy

Ulster-American Folk Park entranceBarn on historic farmInside the cottage as it looked in mid-1800sThe Presbyterian church in Mountjoy, the village near Omagh, County TyroneThe church, as well as the entire heritage park, is preserved by the Mellon familyThe Mellon home from which Thomas Mellon emigrated to Pennsylvania
A view from hill behind the Mellon houseIn a living history presentation, this actor portrays Thomas MellonIn the play put on in the house in which he had lived, he returns to visit from AmericaThe new resident at the previous Mellon home also has a visit by minister's wifeThe relate to Thomas Mellon how things have changed since he moved awayA plaque commemorates the birthplace of Thomas Mellon
In another part of the park, a recreation of nearby street leading to the docksStreet sceneThe Mountjoy pharmacyA part of the museum recreates a ship typical of those taken to America; 'berth' is shownOn arrival in America, immigrants first encountered the back side of coastal citiesA replica of Mellon family's first bank in Western Pennslvani
A replica of a Western Pennsylvania farm of early 1800s is on displayWildlife on the 'Western Pennsylvania' farmThe 'Western Pennsylvania' farm houseThe farm buildingsSign in the park points way to 'Western Pennsylvania'More wildlife on the farm
Another museum building portrays life on the American frontierEmigration displaysImplements of immigrant lifeEmigration displays 2Emigration displays 3 

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