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Heritage Center Online

Not all of the work of the Heritage Center is done through the physical exhibits and collections! Explore this page to find online activities and projects about the history of the Loretto Community.

Online Collections

The Heritage Center has extensive archival and artifact collections, some of which are available to view online. Use the links below to see our object collection as well as a selection of the 40,000+ photographs in the archives.

Kentucky Holy Land Crossword Puzzle

Test your knowledge of Catholic history in Kentucky’s Holy Land!

Motherhouse Architecture

Click here to view an online exhibit about the 200-year history of the Motherhouse campus, with historic photographs of Nerinx, Kentucky.

Think Humanities Podcast Episode 191

Listen to two of the Loretto Heritage Center staff discuss their work on the “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” exhibit and how two non-Kentuckian young women came to work at the Motherhouse.

LOREtto Blog

Check out the Heritage Center’s blog for posts about Loretto history and interesting items in the museum and archives.

Follow Us on Social Media

Find us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on Heritage Center events and fun finds!