Building the City of Lawrence: The 175th Anniversary of the Arrival of the First of the Irish Immigrants
September 27, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
This year, 2020, marks a major milestone anniversary in the rich and storied history of immigration in the city of Lawrence. In 1845, the first immigrant ethnic group to settle in the city of Lawrence – the Irish – began arriving in an effort to escape the devastating effects of the Great Potato Famine that was ravaging Ireland and to start a new life. This presentation will examine the role of the Irish in the early development of Lawrence and their progression from there. Click here to complete Zoom registration for this event.