"A Home When I Needed One Most:" A Legacy of Care at the Christie Home and School

February 19, 2015 2PM

This program is presented in conjuction with Lake Oswego Reads. The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary began taking care of orphans soon after their arrival in Portland in 1859. For many years the Sisters cared for homeless children at St. Mary's Academy and later at St. Paul's Academy.  In 1908, they established St. Mary's Home for Girls  in Oswego. It later became known as the Christie Orphan Home, the Christie Home and Christie School. This program will explore the Christie legacy of care through an historical overview, the memories of former residents and exhibit.