Local Author and 2012 John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Award Winner Kevin O’Hara kindly shares some of his collection with library patrons in a display available for viewing through the end of November. on the Athenaeum’s Main Floor.
A bronzed shoe that belonged to Missie, O’Hara’s faithful companion on his 1979 journey through Ireland, shares space with other mementos.
On view are pages from the author’s exhaustive journal, where he chronicled this once-in-a-lifetime journey, captured over twenty years later in his memoir, Last of the Donkey Pilgrims.
In a recent library visit to put the final touches on the display, the modest O’Hara remarked he liked sharing “his collection” and hoped others would be inspired to do the same. We thank Mr O’Hara for his generosity.