In 1847 shiploads of Irish immigrants escaping the Great Famine arrived in Kingston, many of them dying of typhus. In 2021 archeological firm ASI began to unearth and relocate those buried at KGH.
Dr. Katherine Hull will talk about the 19th century Irish immigration to Ontario as a result of the Great Famine of 1847. She will be discussing the work archeological firm ASI has undertaken to exhume, identify, and rebury those who contracted typhus, died, and were buried at the Kingston General Hospital.
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EVENT TYPE: | Interests & Lifelong Learning | Culture & Heritage |