weathervane BTWOOH.jpgBy the Work of Our Hands

The 2009 exhibit at the Haehn Museum at Art and Heritage Place focused on sustainability and the management of resources by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict throughout their history. Getting down to the nitty gritty of daily life, this exhibit looked at farm operations, kitchen operations, crafts and cooking. It told the stories of the Turkey Girls, the Hired Girls, Coifmaking and candlemaking, spinning and bookmaking. On this page you will find a series of videos with Sister Moira Wild, director of the museum, that tell some of the stories of this wonderful look at everyday monastic life.

For a slideshow related to the exhibit, click on the photo of the weathervane (note: requires a Flash player).