The Bicentennial of the Archdiocese of NY

2007 Exhibit Catholic History
April 08, 2007

On April 8, 2007, the Archdiocese of New York began a year-long celebration of its bicentennial. The Historical Society of Rockland County opened this commemorative year with an exhibition that explored the Roman Catholic Church’s history, diversity and mission. Throughout the exhibition visitors discovered Rockland County’s significant Catholic population’s social, economic and civic contributions: the first churches built by immigrants in the Nineteenth Century, the Sisters of Charity establishment of St. Agatha’s Home & School, The Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt and the establishment of Dominican College, The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, who founded St. Agnes Home & School and St. Thomas Aquinas College, the rise of the Knights of Columbus and other Catholic societies, history of parishes, distinguished members of the clergy, rare artifacts and photographs, and more. This exhibition was curated by Deliz Tolz.


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