Nestled among Maryland’s mountains is St. Joseph’s School, forerunner of St. Joseph’s Academy, Mother Seton’s historic 19th century boarding school. You’ll meet the Seton Shrine’s celebrated Junior History Interpreters – girls ages 8-16 who portray real students of of the Sisters of Charity formed by Mother Seton. Jump back in time with stories, music, farm animals, and more.
Most visitors will spend about two hours at the Shrine.
You will encounter many historical interpreters, many of whom portray actual students from Mother Seton’s time! Don’t be shy: you are encouraged to speak with them, but don’t be surprised if their knowledge doesn’t exceed the year 1818.
• Learn how to take wool to thread • Try your hand at journal making • Learn how to draw with pen and ink • Enjoy some popular 19th century children’s stories • Play some early American games with students from St. Joseph’s Academy