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Old House Enthusiasts to Partner with Friends of St. Mary for May 16th Event
This year the Old House Enthusiasts, in lieu of a traditional Old House Tour, is going to partner with Friends of St. Mary to promote their re-branding of the St. Mary Campus. Decommissioned as a church in 2010, Friends of St. Mary's is finding ways to reuse each of the campus buildings to promote sustainability and community engagement.
Planning continues for the Saturday, 05/16 event, programming includes:
4:00 pm Presentations by Jeff Morton and Duane Hagerty about various architectural aspects of St. Mary. Jeff will speak about the church steeple restoration. Duane will speak about the stained glass windows and murals. There will also be a short film about the St. Mary's rebranding process produced by Loras College students.
6:00 pm Celebration with a re-dedication of the restored church organ. The evening event will also include performances by the Dubuque Chorale Cadenza Choir along with Fr. John Haugen, Professor Roy Carroll, Loras College and Sr. Mary Arnold Staudt, osf playing musical selections on the restored organ. There will be opportunity to socialize and take refreshment.
This a free event that is open to the public. Old House Enthusiasts and Friends of St. Mary's would like to thank the Dubuque Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission for the funding they provided through the 2014 Special Projects grant they awarded to FSM.
Thank you also needs to go out to our sponsors: Dubuque Bank & Trust, Gronen Properties, Get Moving with Gwen Kosel/Exit Reality and JaMar Pattern, Co.
Save the date and we look forward to seeing you there!
Upcoming OHE Meetings:
Board Meeting - Monday, 03/16 @ 6 pm - Public Library, Lacy Board Room
General Meeting - Thursday, 04/09 @ 6 pm - St. Mary's, at the corner of 15th and White Street.