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

February 24, 2017 - AOH Division at St. Philip's Church, Montgomery County, details on Duffy's Cut talk TBA.

March 4, 2017 - Duffy's Cut Fundraiser at Maggie O'Neill's 1062 Pontiac Rd, Drexel Hill, PA 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

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March 5, 2017 - Duffy's Cut commemoration at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, at 2:00 PM.

April 19, 2017 - Duffy's Cut LLI Talk at Immaculata University, 12:10 PM.

April 29, 2017 - Duffy's Cut Talk at Haverford Public Library, 6:30 PM.

May 18, 2017 - Duffy's Cut Talk (Villagers of Newtown Square) time and location TBA.


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