Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

FSO-Museums in our town

There are 4 museums in my town of 11,ooo people.
Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History.
 (No photos allowed)

Old Bardstown Village And Civil War Museum
Woman's Civil War Museum

(no photos available.)

Heritage Hall at Nazareth Campus.

 Over 200 years of memorabilia tracing the history of the 
During the Civil War all the schools owned and operated by the sisters where closed and students sent to their homes all over the country.
The sisters turned all of those schools into hospitals to treat the wounded soldiers, many of the sisters themselves dying during the Cholera epicemic.

North and South were all treated alike.
There is a letter to the sisters from President A. Lincoln thanking them for their service in the war.
To this day the campus of Nazareth Kentucky is a neutral zone in war terms.
I did not get a photo of it as it is kept in a "cold room" not accessible to the general public.

Typical country sunbonnet worn in Kentucky in 1812 when Sisters of Charity were founded.

Everyday bonnet worn by sisters up to about 1960 copied from style worn at founding.

 Black veil worn over bonnet when out in public.

 Spinning wheel from early years and they made their own cloth.

Very old wheelchair.

My favorite section is the area where lots of early medical equipment is on display.

 Uniform and navy blue nurses cape worn by nursing students at St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing.

Nurses educated in hospital schools were called Diploma Nurses as apposed to degreed nurses, which is the norm now.
It took 3 years and they sat for the same State Board Exam that degree nurses do now.
They were not allowed to be married when studying nursing and lived in a community home. 

The SCN community has missions in India, Nepal, Belize and Botswaina.

Some pieces of art


From Napal.

Some pieces I have made especially for me.

 Batik from India from Sister Bridget.

Carved praying figure from Belize from Sr. Rita.


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Jama said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour of your museum, I enjoyed it so much,as museums are always my favorite place to visit.

marilyn said...

Enjoyed this post. Lots of informative history about the Sisters.

Pauline said...

A wonderful post, Peggy. Nice to learn more about the Sisters of Charity and Nazareth. I'm taken by the shot of the wheel chair, a sure reminder about how hard things were in times gone by. One of my sisters was in a wheel chair for 19 years, I'm glad it was more comfortable than the one you showed us. Mind you, she didn't feel comfort or otherwise as she was paralyzed from the neck down but it would have broken my heart even more if her chair had been that austere.