Duffy's Cut

coming Events and Talks

Nearby is the mass grave of fifty-seven Irish immigrant workers who died in August, 1832, of cholera. They had recently arrived in the United States and were employed by a construction contractor, named Duffy, for the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad. Prejudice against Irish Catholics contributed to the denial of care to the workers. Their illness and death typified the hazards faced by many 19th century immigrant industrial workers. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission © 2004

Up Coming Events


The Summer Institute 2016 was a great success-Check out the photos on our Flickr page.

Duffy's Cut: Investigating Immigration, Industrialization, and Illness in 19th Century America: "A Perfect Storm"

Three Week Academic Immersion Experience July 11 - July 29, 2016

For educators currently teaching grades 6-12

for more information and to view the portfolio and Lesson Plans