The Molly Maguires: PA’s Unique Experience with the Legendary Irish Secret Society

Code: LH22805

Dates: February 27, 2024

Meets: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Lower Merion High School

Course Fee: $39.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

The legendary Molly Maguires, a unique and multi-faceted secret society, lived in Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Coal Regions during the mid-19th century. The “Mollies” can be viewed as an ethno-religious organization advocating the culture of the Irish Catholics, a militant arm of the union, the Workingmen's Benevolent Association (WBA), or nothing more than a gang of street toughs. Their captivating story can be appreciated as a story of our past as well as an instructive lesson for our present times. (See page 79 to register for MLSN’s 10/18 bus trip to Jim Thorpe and visit the "Old Jail" where 7 Molly Maguires were hanged.)
Fee: $39.00
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Lower Merion High School

315 E Montgomery Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
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Perry Hamilton

Perry was born and raised in Lower Merion where he and his wife Betsy have raised their three children. He graduated from Susquehanna University in 1974 with a BA in History. Since graduating from college, he has enjoyed a business career of more than 45 years in a variety of private sector industries such as Commercial Banking, Automobile manufacturing, and Wholesale Lumber. During his adult life, Perry has read countless history books with much of his personal focus on business history. Among his associations is the Lower Merion Historical Society where he has been a board member and officer for more than 5 years.



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