Mother Teresa: Saint of the Streets

Mother Teresa: Saint of the Streets

A new display "Mother Teresa: Saint of the Streets" honoring her efforts and the example she provided to people around the world is now open as she is universally recognized as a saint in canonization ceremonies at the Vatican, Sept. 4, 2016.

The Knights of Columbus Museum will celebrate the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta with a series of events beginning Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. More

 


 

Fleeing Famine: Irish Immigration to North America

Fleeing Famine: Irish Immigration to North America 1845-1860
From 1845 to 1860, more than 1.5 million Irish immigrants sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States and Canada. In the cramped quarters below the decks of the “coffin ships,” the journey was fraught with the hardship of inclement weather and the peril of disease, but in spite of their uncertain future, the travelers faced these adversities in hopes of finding a better way of life in North America. More

 


 

The Art of War

In 1917, as the United States entered World War I, President Woodrow Wilson formed the Committee on Public Information (CPI) as one means to support the cause of American troops abroad through propaganda. The CPI’s chairman, George Creel, a journalist and political advocate, appealed to prominent illustrator Charles Dana Gibson for assistance in assembling a faction of professionals to take up the cause of preparing posters and other visual messages in support of the war effort, which came to be called the Division of Pictorial Publicity.

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