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The Famine Irish in Kingston

2023-06-03 14:00:00 2023-06-03 16:00:00 America/New_York The Famine Irish in Kingston 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. Isabel Turner Branch - Cataraqui Room

Saturday, June 03
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-03 14:00:00 2023-06-03 16:00:00 America/New_York The Famine Irish in Kingston 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. Isabel Turner Branch - Cataraqui Room

Isabel Turner Branch

Cataraqui Room

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.

A KFPL library card is required in order to register.  If you don't have one and you live, attend school or own property anywhere in the City of Kingston or in Frontenac County, you can sign up for a membership online at https://register.kfpl.ca/.  If you live outside of Kingston/Frontenac please contact Anne Hall at ahall@kfpl.ca or (613) 549-8888 ext 3528.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | New Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Interests & Lifelong Learning | Culture & Heritage |

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Isabel Turner Branch

Phone: 613-549-8888

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