“Building the City of Lawrence: The 175th Anniversary of the Arrival of the First of the Irish Immigrants” Virtual Presentation

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Date & Time

Sunday, September 27, 2020

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Virtual Event: 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. Once here, many of the Irish found employment in construction and built the infrastructure such as the Great Stone Dam and the mills as well as the hand-digging of the canals that was vital to developing the city of Lawrence into the great textile manufacturing center that it became. This presentation will examine the role of the Irish in the early development of Lawrence and their progression from there.

How to tune in: Lecture will be one hour followed by Q/A . Register in advance here – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4wcqlqsbTyWEoQ_iDvt-fQ

Accessibility note: We welcome requests for sign language interpreting and other access requests. Please contact Analuz Garcia for requests, questions or other event information at agarcia@necc.mass.edu or 978-971-1177




The White Fund Series Presented by Northern Essex Community College


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Event Category

  • Family Friendly Activity
  • History

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