We had a fantastic crowd for our Grand Opening of the “St. Joseph’s Mission Schoolhouse for African-American Children” that took place on Saturday, April 30.
This special building will serve the community as an educational venue that will illustrate the historic aspects of this one-room schoolhouse and others like it that are now gone; tell the fascinating story of the French Catholic Sisters who came to America in 1866 to serve; and honor African-American families and children in the area who had a hunger for learning that surpassed all challenges put before them.
Below are some pictures from our celebration. Please check out our Facebook page for more!