A digital exhibit celebrating Benedictine sisters who studied and taught the sciences was created and published on March 1, the beginning of Women’s History Month, by Diana Fenton, an associate professor of education at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.
The exhibit is titled “Sisters in Science” and honors some of the sisters of Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., who taught science in K–12 classrooms and at the College of Saint Benedict. It was a sabbatical project inspired by the Haehn Museum’s 2019 exhibit, “140 Years Uncovering and Sharing Secrets of Science.” Data was collected from the Archives of Saint Benedict’s Monastery and the College of Saint Benedict.
Experience the exhibit at https://csbsjulib.omeka.net/exhibits/show/science-with-the-sisters/science-at-the-college-of-st--.
Learn more about the Haehn Museum at https://sbm.osb.org/ministries/art-heritage-place/#tab-id-2.