The Christopher Columbus Gallery

The Christopher Columbus Gallery focuses on the reasons for adopting the name “Knights of Columbus,” and the patronage of the Catholic explorer by the Knights.

Subjects touched upon include the search for an American national identity through early symbolism; dedication of the Columbus Memorial Fountain in Washington, D.C.; and many of the various celebrations and observances associated with Columbus, including the 400th and 500th anniversary commemorations of Columbus’ epic 1492 voyage.