Dr. John (Jack) Felch talks about the home with video
REMEMBERING THE SACRED HEART HOME AND SCHOOL EVENT –
WHERE? At the Coopersburg Historical Society Borough Hall located at 5 N. Main St. Coopersburg, PA 18036
WHEN? Saturday afternoon, 1 to 3 PM, April 5, 2014. –
Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-554-7908.
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In our planning, we have heard from former students and residents from as far away as Florida, and from friends as near as Mike “the Barber” Fenimore. Vince Kline donated a slew of newspaper articles about the home that he’s collected over the years. It is the generosity of people like these that has enabled us to record this time in our history with a book on DVD and an installation for our Museum. Guest Speakers: Monsignor John Grabish, Pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Allentown. Dr. John (Jack) Felch, Coopersburg Borough Council President and Society board member.
Grabish and Felch will both speak at Saturday’s event. Felch said he plans to address the future of the schoolMsgr. Grabish has authored a book on the Sacred Heart religious community, including the churches, nuns, hospitals and schools. In fact, there is one full chapter dedicated to the Coopersburg Home. Msgr. John Grabish of Sacred Heart Parish is planning to share some of his insight. His recent book about the Sacred Heart activity includes a full chapter dedicated to the Home and School. Dr. Jack Felch and his wife are the homeowners of the Cooper mansion, which served as the main building for the Sacred Heart Home and School. Please join us on this Saturday afternoon for a first look at our new collection. We’ll have on display some photographs, written histories and other memorabilia. Bring your own material to show. We will gratefully accept any remembrances or articles you might like to donate to this project.On Saturday, the Coopersburg Historical Society will hold a two-hour exhibit at borough hall recalling the history of the home, which closed in 1974 after 36 years of sheltering children of all races and faiths. “We’ll have insiders there and outsiders,” Kent said, using the common terms for the orphans — insiders — and the youngsters who attended Sacred Heart’s parochial school and went home at the end of the day. We’ll gather together, residents and neighbors, show some photos, share stories and renew friendships. Everything we learn and collect will be stored in our museum. We will also produce a DVD. Please let us know if you would be interested in attending and if you can contribute stories and photos. We’d like to make copies of all.