James J. Hill and Mary T. Hill


Irish in Minnesota

This course explores the lives of Saint Paul’s James J. Hill (1838-1916) and Mary Theresa Mehegan Hill (1846-1921). James Hill was a railroad builder and one of the country’s most innovative and influential businessmen. Mary Mehegan Hill, his wife and equal partner, was intelligent, strong, patriotic, pious, and charitable. The class sessions will cover their Irish roots and early years, their life in early Saint Paul, and their philanthropic legacy.

3 Sessions: Saturdays. 1:00-2:30 p.m. March 6-20. 3/6; 3/13; & 3/20.

Payment: $60

  • Online payment is strongly preferred. It automatically notifies the instructor and the director of the Irish College of your registration.
  • By check, make it out to ‘Celtic Junction Arts Center’ and mail to Irish College, Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.  If you pay by check, please send an email to the instructorEileen R. McCormack at mcceileen@gmail.com and copy education@celticjunction.orgWithout an email, we won’t know to expect you or how to communicate with you. 
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