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Historical Tour
 
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Heritage Museum
Visit our museum and observe a treasury of Indian relics, antique furnishings, musical instruments and other artifacts. The museum offers a collection of over 100 years of history of the Ursuline Sisters, their lives and how they helped shape the history of Montana .
   
Green Parlor
The Green Parlor depicts the heritage of the Ursuline Centre. This formal parlor with the original green rugs and green sofa reflect the era of civility when callers were entertained with culture and class. Elegant furnishings, a baby grand piano and beautiful pictures from days of yesteryear greet guests as they learn of the history of the Centre.
   
Art Studio
High atop the Ursuline Centre, the fifth story Art Studio showcases the talents of Mother Raphael Schweda who for 50 years taught art classes. Her discipline and demands on the students are legendary, but her students learned and did not waste their time or hers. As evident from the various pieces of her work that are on display in the studio, not only was Mother Raphael an accomplished painter but she was also a talented sculptor, designer and seamstress.
   
Chapel
The jewel of the Ursuline Centre, on the third floor, is the exquisitely beautiful chapel that has graced this historic structure since 1912. The murals of Saint Ursula and Saint Angela Merici, painted on canvas by Mother Raphael Schweda, were hung in 1927. Mother Raphael taught art at the Academy for over 50 years.
   
Bishop's Parlor
Built for the intended use by visiting Bishops and dignitaries, the Bishop's Parlor provides a quiet atmosphere with original pictures and bookcases from St. Peter's Mission which were built in the 1800's. The adjacent bedroom and bath have been refurbished with several of the original furnishings and beautiful cherry wood dressers. Now retreat directors and other visiting dignitaries use the suite as their haven during their overnight stays.
   
   




 
Address:  2300 Central Avenue Great Falls , MT 59401     Phone:  (406) 452-8585    Fax: (406) 452-8586