Exhibit “Over There” to open January 26

On Monday, January 26, the Provincial Archives will open a truly exciting new exhibit. The Daughters of Charity’s service  during the Civil War is well known, but this exhibit brings to light a part of their military nursing service that is virtually unknown – the experiences of a group of American Daughters who nursed with the U.S. Army close to the Italian front during World War I. Entitled “Over There: The Daughters of Charity’s Service in the First World War,” the exhibit tells their story through images developed from a glass negative collection that came to Archives from the former St. Louis province. These amazing photographs are supported by excerpts from the diaries of three of the sisters. In addition, Associate Archivist Carole Prietto has created a video presentation which features several of the Villa sisters reading excerpts from these fascinating diaries. Curated by Carole and Sr. Patricia Endres, D.C. this exhibit is one that you will not want to miss. The exhibit is scheduled through April 30. It is open to Sisters and Associates of the Emmitsburg Campus during our normal operating hours, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. The general public is welcome on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. The video will be posted on the Provincial Archives Vimeo site. A virtual exhibit with selected images from the exhibit will be available on the “Online Exhibits” page of this blog. We will post announcements on our Facebook page and blog when the virtual exhibit and video are available. For additional information, contact the Provincial Archives at archives@doc.org

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