Thank you for your support of our year-long tribute to Maria Longworth Storer. We hope you enjoyed the events!On the Road to Rookwood
Maria Longworth Storer founded the Rookwood Pottery Company in 1880, not only to bring the art of pottery to Cincinnati but also to provide a good wage to working women. On March 1, we examined Maria's role in Rookwood Pottery and discussed some of her favorite treasures. Anita Ellis, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Cincinnati Art Museum, and Riley Humler of Humler & Nolan, 13-year Appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, identified and described Rookwood pieces for guests in attendance.
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Standing Together: Women Proclaim the Spirit
A Symposium on Women’s Spirituality
A rich spiritual life nourished Maria Longworth Storer’s concern for the needs of women, especially the poor. Honoring this legacy, the Ursuline Sisters of Cincinnati hosted a symposium celebrating women’s spirituality and the bonds of sister-hood among women of diverse racial, economic and cultural experiences. Presenters included:
Phyllis Zagano, Ph.D. (http://people.hofstra.edu\phyllis_zagano\)
Dr. Karen Enriquez, Ph.D.
Dorothy Mensah-Aggrey, MA
"Our Ia" - The Reflection on the Life and Times of Maria Longworth Storer
The St. Ursula Academy Theatre department, under the direction of Allison Hinkel, produced this touching and reflective look at the life and times of Maria Longworth Storer in a performance written by Thomas Boeing.
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Insights Lecture Series - CJ Moore
Historian CJ Moore presented her extensive research regarding Theodore Roosevelt and more recently, Maria Longworth Storer.
An Open House to the Legacy of a Lasting Connection
Maria Longworth Storer and her husband, Bellamy, lived a portion of their lives with the Ursuline Sisters of Cincinnati. One hundred years ago their generosity helped fund the building of the chapel and an addition used as their Cincinnati residence. On September 6, we welcomed guests to visit the chapel, parlors and the archives and view artwork Maria gifted to the Sisters.
These events were gifts from the Ursuline Sisters to the Greater Cincinnati Communities.