New Haven Police Department color guard and marchers March 15, 1998. Photo: William O'Brien
Saint Patrick's Day Parade (New Haven)
Started by Irish immigrants in the 1840's, it is
the sixth oldest Saint Patrick's Day parade in the country.
Documentation includes a history of the parade and
how the local and surrounding communities are involved; a video
featuring people reminiscing about earlier parades; the book
The Wearin' o' the Green :
St. Patrick's Day in New
Haven, Connecticut, 1842-1992; photographs; newspaper
clippings; parade flyers and program; and radio interviews (sound
recording on cassette tape).
Originally submitted by: Rosa L. DeLauro, Representative (3rd District).
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