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Living History

4/26/24

Time: 10 a.m.

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National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 S. Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD

Nestled among Maryland’s mountains, learn about what life was like in early 19th century at St. Joseph’s School, the home of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. This immersive experience offers guests an opportunity explore the world of the first American born Saint as it would have been in her lifetime.  Visitors can engage historical interpreters, who portray a student or a Sister from Mother Seton’s time as they hear stories and see daily life in action at the White House where Elizabeth Ann Seton lived for 11 years.

Fridays 2 PM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays 10 AM – 4:30 PM, last admission at 3:30 PM

Step back in time to the year 1818 at St. Joseph’s Academy, and engage with our living history interpreters, including our Junior History Interpreters who portrays real students from Mother Seton’s time. Don’t be shy: you are encouraged to speak with them and even play a game or two. Don’t be surprised if you are pulled into class to learn a new thing or two.

Hands-On History!

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, 11am & 2pm

Discover life during Mother Seton times through activities, crafts, or games. Fun for all ages; Free Program. Select dates to see what aspect of Mother Seton’s life you can immerse yourself in during our Living History Program (2nd and 4th Saturdays).

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