Curator’s Choice

Historic Vessels

The Knights of Columbus Museum collection includes sacred vessels, a paten and chalice used in the Liturgy of the Eucharist, which belonged to the first black U.S. bishop.


Current Exhibitions

Mother Teresa: Saint of the Streets

In September 1946, Mother Teresa received her “inspiration” to form a new religious community: “It was on this day … God gave me the ‘call within a call’ to satiate the thirst of Jesus by serving Him in the poorest of the poor.”


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.