May 13, 2021
A History of Early Immigrants and Mining in Lafayette
Thursday, May 13, 2021
This event is hosted by the Lafayette Historical Society
Join the Lafayette Historical Society to discuss the early days of the town’s development. Lafayette was founded as a coal mining town in 1888 by a woman named Mary Miller. The boom of development that followed brought a variety of people seeking work and home. Many stayed for only a few years, but others settled in the area for generations. The Director of the Miners Museum, Krista Barry, will touch on a spectrum of the social dynamics of this era and discuss how they played a role shaping the local and national labor movement of the early 20th century.
We will host this seminar digitally. You’ll be able to participate from any device, and we’ll send an invitation with a link and instructions before the seminar starts. All you need to do is RSVP.