Join us on Friday, September 15 at 6:30pm for the Opening of Unearthed: Voices of Leadville’s Shanty Irish at the Healy House & Dexter Cabin (912 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461).
Irish immigrants traveled to Leadville from mining communities across Ireland, the British Isles, and North America, seeking more opportunity and a better life. However, conditions were treacherous in the high-altitude of the Rocky Mountains. Unearthed: Voices of Leadville’s Shanty Irish reflects on the history of the Leadville Irish to explore issues of immigration, labor, systemic poverty, and identity.
Exhibit opening is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by History Colorado, UCD Political Science Department & Rocky Mountain Irish Roots Collective.