Women and Spirit Exhibit


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Presentation given at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious meeting in Orange, California, March 16, 2011.

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Women and Spirit Exhibit

  1. 1. WOMEN AND SPIRIT EXHIBITJanuary 24, 2012 - June 3, 2012 The California Museum of History, Women & the Arts, Sacramento, California
  2. 2. Exhibit Information• Touring since 2009• Seruto provides: $5,000 for Reception and $5,000 for printing & publishing• $30,000 committed for the creation and installation of Local Story exhibit* See Exhibit Facts & Background Sheet provided by Sr. Gladys
  3. 3. Local Story Exhibit (Formerly known as “the front room”)Theme and Working Title: On the Frontier’s Edge:Stretching the Boundaries of Church and Society
  4. 4. Exhibit Space
  5. 5. LSC (Local Story Committee) Tasks & Timeline• Develop theme and text• Hire exhibit designer• Collect images and artifacts from communities (April-May)• Collaborate on exhibit-related promotional and educational events• Completion Date Goal: October 1
  6. 6. Jeff Burns, San Francisco Diocesan Archivist, HistorianKathy O’Connor, Archivist, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Belmont andSisters of Saint Francis, Redwood CitySister Michaela O’Connor, SHF, Congregational Historian, Holy Family Sisters,San FranciscoChris Doan, Archivist, Presentation Sisters, San Francisco
  7. 7. Historical Timeline
  8. 8. Artifact/Photo Forms• Forms will be emailed to the Community leadership.• Forms are to be filled out electronically and returned via email.• Be in contact with your community historian or archivist.• Send out an appeal to your community seeking their personal archives and stories. * See National Exhibit example distributed at meeting
  9. 9. Exhibit PromotionCollaboration: • State Archives, local non-profits, your ministries, ecumenical groups, local historical societies, affiliated universities.Docent training: • Seeking Sisters, students, donors, alumni in or near Sacramento area; flexible scheduling. • Script will be provided.Lectures, tours etc.: • Community-arranged tours with “Sister Greeter/Historian” • Panel discussions at exhibit venue. • Have in exhibit an audio-kiosk featuring professionally-recorded narratives of sisters’ historical accounts of their early California foundations.Traditional and Social Media outlets: • Community newsletters, Facebook, Community websites etc. Feedback is wanted on decision to provide a permanent location for the Local Story Exhibit after its closing.
  10. 10. Brochures
  11. 11. ResourcesWomen and Spirit Exhibit Website:http://womenandspirit.orgExhibit Venue: California Museum, Sacramento:http://www.californiamuseum.org/Video Feature about the Exhibit at Ellis Island bythe Springfield, Massachusetts Diocese’s newsprogram, Reel to Reel:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFqt0j-8yWYExhibition’s Educational Materials, Teacher &Explorer Guides:http://womenandspirit.org/education.html Presentation by Chris Doan, Archivist, Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco. Leadership Conference of Women Religious Leadership Meeting, March 16, 2011 Spiritual Development Center, Sisters of Saint Joseph of Orange, Orange, California