Curator’s Choice

Roman Monstrance

This monstrance was presented to the Knights of Columbus by the Holy See as a tribute to the organization’s loyalty. The vessel is used to present the Eucharist for public view, most often during the rite of exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The name derives from the Latin term meaning “to show” or “to display,” and originated in the 14th century in France and Germany.


Current Exhibitions

Service & Charity in the Civil War

In 2015, the United States of America marks the 150th anniversary of the end of its Civil War (1861-1865). The Knights of Columbus Museum commemorates the occasion with Answering the Call, an exhibition featuring profiles of Catholic soldiers, chaplains, and religious (nurses) during the four-year conflict. More
Answering the Call Video