We are pleased to announce that the Archives’ exhibit “’Over There’: The Daughters of Charity’s Service in the First World War” will be extended until Oct. 30! We have had very enthusiastic comments from all who have visited it – it’s truly a spectacular visual narrative of an element of the Daughters’ history that is little-known but well worth the telling.
As always, the exhibit is open to all Sisters and campus Associates as well as volunteers at any time Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Now during the Museum season, we are pleased to extend hours for the general public to Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you have not yet seen “Over There,” please plan to do so and feel free to share the news of this exhibit with other groups who are holding any type of programs in commemoration of World War I.
We look forward to seeing you in Archives very soon!
About the Exhibit
“Over There” tells the story of the Loyola Unit, a base hospital staffed by 10 Daughters of Charity and a team of nurses and doctors recruited from Daughter of Charity hospitals around the country. The Loyola Unit served from September 1918 to March 1919. Their hospital, officially known as Base Hospital 102, was located in Vicenza, Italy, 15 miles from the Italian Front. The exhibit features photographs, correspondence, artifacts, and diaries kept by three of the Sisters. An accompanying video features additional images as well as passages from the Sisters’ diaries, read by Sisters from the Emmitsburg Campus.
All exhibits are free of charge.
Exhibit Hours for Sisters, Associates, and Volunteers of the Emmitsburg Campus: Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M.to 4:30 P.M.
Exhibit Hours for the general public: Wednesdays from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.