Loretto Heritage Center

The Loretto Heritage Center includes both an Archive and a Museum where the 200-year history of the Sisters of Loretto and the 40-year history of the Loretto Community are documented in paper, artifacts, and richly interpretive exhibits.

In the Museum, visitors experience the setting of dramatic demonstrations by Loretto peace and justice activists and explore maps showing the rapid spread of Loretto education across the American continent and over the Pacific to China. An audio-visual theater and a room full of photographs offer a variety of vivid stories of Loretto places and people.

The Archival collection, carefully and professionally maintained since the 1890s, offers academic researchers, families interested in geneology, and individuals related to Loretto the opportunity to examine original manuscripts and artifacts. A comfortable research room and knowledgeable staff assist users on an appointment basis. Less extensive research requests can often be handled by telephone and email.

Research in the Archival collection can be arranged by appointment with the Archivist.

The Loretto Heritage Center is located on the grounds of the Loretto Motherhouse.
The address is 515 Nerinx Rd, Nerinx, Ky 40049.
Driving directions

Visiting the Museum:
For the summer and fall of 2016, the Museum will be open by appointment only.
To arrange a day and time for visiting, call the Archivist at the number below.

Sister Eleanor Craig
Archivist, Loretto Heritage Center
office:  270-865-5811 Ext 3151

Both the Museum and the Archives are fully accessible.

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