St. Rose Academy: A Native American Boarding School on the Minnesota Prairie, 1884–1890

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St. Rose Academy: A Native American Boarding School on the Minnesota Prairie, 1884–1890

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

This program is sponsored by the Junior Pioneers of New Ulm & Vicinity.

Presented by Anita Gaul and Janet Timmerman. The sisters of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) founded St. Rose Academy, a Catholic boarding and day school, in Avoca, Minnesota, in 1883. In 1884, Bishop John Ireland of St. Paul secured a US government contract to educate Native American girls at the academy. The SHCJ sisters operated this boarding school for Native girls for the next seven years. The sisters kept a House Journal recording the school’s operations during this time, offering a fascinating glimpse of the daily activities of its teachers and students and their struggles in a newly-settled community on the western Minnesota prairie.

Details

Date:
August 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.browncountyhistorymn.org/

Organizer

Brown County Historical Society

Venue

BCHS Museum Annex
12 N Broadway
New Ulm,
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