Curator’s Choice

Gavels and Presentation Box

Bunker Hill Council No. 62 presented this gavel to the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council during the 1914 Supreme Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. The head piece of this gavel is made of wood removed during the 1906-1907 restoration of the U.S.S. Constitution, a.k.a. Old Ironsides, the oldest commissioned warship in the United States. The shaft wood is from Faneuil Hall in Boston. President John F. Kennedy later became a member of Council 62.


Current Exhibitions

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines

World War I, fought from 1914-1918, was the modern world’s first international conflict. The United States, formally entered the war April 6, 1917. By Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, more than 116,000 Americans died as a result of the war. The exhibition examines its impact and K of C war relief efforts.


Peace on Earth: Crèches of the World

For the 13th consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus Museum is displaying artistic representations of the birth of Jesus at the center of its annual Christmas exhibition. The array of Nativity scenes showcases the diversity of cultures that created them and a faith practice seeking to unite people across the world in harmony despite global differences.