Duffy’s Cut and the Arts Event
Oct08

Duffy’s Cut and the Arts Event

  Immaculata University will be the site of a special day-long event on “Duffy’s Cut and the Arts: A Symposium,” presented by the Irish Network Philadelphia on Saturday, October 11, from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Events to be held in various locations on the campus, located at 1145 King Road, near Malvern, PA.  The arts-focused symposium will feature live music, literature, dance, art, film, and a panel discussion.  Cost for the day is...

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Dr. William Watson Helps Coordinate Fundraiser for Duffy’s Cut
May22

Dr. William Watson Helps Coordinate Fundraiser for Duffy’s Cut

A concert fundraiser for the Duffy’s Cut project is scheduled for Sunday, June 15, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Twentieth Century Club in Lansdowne, PA.  Immaculata University Professor of History William Watson, Ph.D., along with other members of the Duffy’s Cut team and Siobhan Lyons of the Irish Immigration Center, are hosting the fundraiser.  Proceeds from the event will help continue the funding of the archaeological dig at Duffy’s...

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New archaeology minor

Immaculata University’s History, Political Science, and International Studies Department is offering a new minor in American and industrial archaeology. According to William Watson, Ph.D., chair of the department and professor of history, the minor will train students in archaeological technique and help them understand the historical context of artifacts and remains. “Philadelphia was a major center of the American Industrial...

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William Watson, Ph.D., Honored at Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

William Watson, Ph.D., professor of History and chair of Immaculata’s History and Political Science Department, is among six people being recognized for the “Ring of Honor” at the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade held on Sunday, March 11. The St. Patrick’s Ring of Honor is to recognize those who have given exemplary service in and to the Irish Community of the Philadelphia Tri-State area.  Honorees are persons who have Irish...

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IU & West Laurel Hill Cemetery to Bury 57 Irish Immigrants

Immaculata University, an active partner in the Duffy’s Cut project, is collaborating with West Laurel Hill Cemetery to provide the final resting place for the remains of the 57 Irish immigrants who came to the United States in 1832 to work on the railroad.  The Memorial and Burial will be held on Friday, March 9, at 2:00 p.m.  A viewing of five caskets containing the five unearthed bodies from the Duffy’s Cut excavation site, will be...

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