Teaching the Faith: Origins of Catholic Higher Education in Philadelphia – Multi-day, 2021

Join the Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for a digital exhibit premier on the history of Catholic education.

Thursday, October 7, 2021- Fall 2022
Catholic Historical Research Center
6719 Calvert Street, Philadelphia, Pa, 19149
RSVP info: chrc-phila.org/colleges

This exhibit explores the creation of Catholic institutions of higher learning in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Some were created in response to the increase in the city’s population following both the Industrial Revolution and European immigration. Later, as women were given the right to vote in 1920, institutions that had educated young women expanded to include further instruction. Examining the founding of the ten Catholic colleges reveals the changing history of the city of Philadelphia.