The ’60s: Women of Action through Decades of Change

Monday, November 5 - Wednesday, December 12
12:00 am

IHM Motherhouse

A history of the IHM Sisters and Associates will be on display in the Gallery of the IHM Motherhouse. The exhibit coincides with the 173rd of the IHM Sisters’ founding on Nov. 10, 1845 and celebrates the 40th anniversary of IHM Associates.

Titled, “The ’60s: Women of Action through Decades of Change,” the display uses records, photographs and artifacts to highlight various events of the 1860s, in the wake of the 1859 separation between the IHM Sisters in Michigan and those in Pennsylvania, as well as in the 1960s during times of growing social upheaval and into the first post-Vatican II years.

The exhibit will also take viewers through the past four decades of IHM Associates. Using a variety of displays, the story of IHMs and Associates weaving one community is told. IHM Associates choose to covenant with the Monroe IHM Sisters for a specific and renewable period of time, focusing on prayer, community and ministry while maintaining their own lifestyles.

The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  For more information about the exhibit, contact Sharon Venier at 734-240-9754 or