Centennial Celebration: Photos, videos, posters provide intimate look into Mount Mary’s past


The Mount Mary Archives and Alumnae Community opened the newest exhibit in Marian Gallery, Oct. 10, “The Mount Mary Story: A Centennial Celebration Exhibit,” showcasing the evolution of Mount Mary through the media of photography, videography, mural and clothing.

The exhibit shows how social life, campus events, clothing trends, publications and extracurricular activities on campus changed throughout the past century. The free exhibit is open through Nov. 23.

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Photo provided by ARCHIVES
The Centennial Celebration Mural Project highlights both the history of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and of Mount Mary. Art professor Brad Bernard directed its creation by students, Creative Connections participants and community volunteers, making the project an inter-generational effort. This panel is just one of four in the project, with each one covering a span of 25 years.

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Mary Cybulski and Mary Tehan and their dates pose for a photo at the 1954 Sophomore Cotillion. Social events throughout the
year were an important part of campus life.

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Harper Lee, author of Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” received an honorary degree in 1964 from Mount Mary President S. John Francis Schuh. S. Chrys Diebels, English professor, is on the right.

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