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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America, at Ellis Island until 22 January 2011

Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America

When: September 24, 2010 – January 22, 2011
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM
Where: The Ellis Island Immigration Museum - New York, NY
Cost: Ferry Transportation Fee
Details: The traveling museum show "Women & Spirit" sheds light on the often unknown contributions of Catholic Sisters in America. It showcases the innovative, action-oriented women who have played a significant role in shaping the nation’s social and cultural landscape since the first Ursulines arrived in New Orleans in 1727. Exhibit features rare artifacts, media presentations, and photographs from more than 400 communities which have been brought together for the first time. Many of the nuns emigrated to the US from other lands; their contributions to American history are as unheralded as they are significant. Since first arriving in America nearly 300 years ago, sisters built schools, colleges, hospitals, orphanages, homeless shelters and many other enduring social institutions. As they came to this country to assist fellow immigrants, Catholic sisters played a vital role in extending social services, educational opportunities, and health care to people from many walks of life. Baggage Room - First Floor of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. Getting to Ellis Island: Statue Cruises provides ferry transportation to Ellis Island from Battery Park in NY and Liberty State Park in NJ from 9am to 5pm daily, For ticket rates and availability and schedule information, call 1-877-LADY TIX or 1-877-523-9849 or visit ww.statuecruises.com. __FEES__ - Museum Entrance Fee: None - Ferry Transportation Fee: $12 - Ages 13+ $10 - Seniors 62+ $5 - Children 4-12 

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