Unveiling the Founders’ Portraits

In celebration of Founder’s Week, we at the Archives had the opportunity to unveil two newly restored portraits of the Wareham sisters, two of Creighton’s founders. While the portrait of Mary Lucretia Creighton had previously hung in the Rare Books Room with a portrait of her husband, Edward Creighton, Sarah Emily Creighton’s was found in storage. The find prompted us to look into having the Creighton women’s portraits restored, with great success. Thanks to Katie and Mark Wadas-Thalken for the restoration of the Sarah Emily portrait. More thanks to Katie for reaching out to the Committee on the Status of Women, whom we thank for funding the restoration of the Mary Lucretia portrait.

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From left: Edward, Mary Lucretia, John and Sarah Emily

In addition to the three portraits mentioned already, a portrait of John A. Creighton has been added to the Rare Books Room. The four portraits can be seen during our open hours, found on the Creighton Archives website.
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Thanks to Cat for this blog post.

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