Museum Mondays: Irish Railroad Workers

March 31st, 2014 by Samantha Chemali


irish-shrine-and-railroad-workers-museumWhat: Irish Railroad Workers Museum 

Where: Pratt Street

The Great Famine cause a huge influx of Irish immigrants in the mid 1800’s. Many settled right here in Baltimore and went to work in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.¬†The Irish Railroad Workers Museum consists of two renovated alley houses in 900 block of Lemmon Street. The houses on Lemmon Street were built in 1848 to provide homes for the growing number of workers needed by America’s first railroad. One of the houses is furnished as a period-house museum, reflecting the lives of the Irish-immigrant family who lived there in the 1860s. The other house offers changing exhibits relating to Irish-American history and local neighborhood life.

For more information on the museum visit the website here!

 




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