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

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  • March 5, 2017 - Duffy's Cut commemoration at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, at 2:30 pm

  • March 8, 2017 - Duffy's Cut Talk at Haverford Public Library, 7:00-8:30 pm.
    • Talk entitled "Duffy's Cut: Dark Local History Revealed" and preview of the Irish-American Films Documentary "The Cut" - 1601 Darby Road, Havertown, PA 19088


  • April 1, 2017 - Irish-American Films premier of the documentary "The Cut" at Immaculata University Saturday 4/1/17 at 7:30 - 8:30 pm

  • April 14, 2017 - Duffy's Cut Fundraiser from 4:00-9:00 pm at Marty Magees Pub, 1110 Lincoln Ave. Prosepect Park, PA 19076

  • 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

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