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The new exhibit at the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude features a replica of Sister Alfreda Elsensohn’s original attic museum. A free open house takes place this Thursday at 2 and 7 p.m.


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Fall Lecture Series: Sister Alfreda’s Attic is final in 2017 presentations

Siamese twin piglets perfectly preserved from when they were stillborn on a local farm decades ago, a mounted golden eagle with wings outstretched, an antique cornet trumpet. These types of artifacts comprised Sister Alfreda Elsensohn’s emerging collection that she began to display in 1931 in the old St. Gertrude’s Academy attic. So began the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. A replica of the attic has just been completed as part of a five-year exhibit remodel plan.

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