Today, February 10, is opening day for our newest exhibit, Beginning the Good Work: 200 Years of Service in Philadelphia
Elizabeth Ann Seton sent three Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s to Philadelphia in 1814, the first mission outside of Emmitsburg. One of the founding Sisters, Mother Rose White, can be seen at upper left in the image. Since 1850 the ministry has been continued by the Daughters of Charity. Through manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia, the exhibit highlights 200 years of continuous service, in the fields of social work, health care, education, and parish ministry. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Public hours for the exhibit are Wednesday afternoons, 1PM to 4:30PM. It will be on display in Gallery 1 through April 30.