The exhibition was curated by College of Saint Benedict, junior Grace Butkowski, a history major and French minor from St. Cloud and the Irma Wyman Intern for Education and Outreach at HMML, summer 2013. “The project was of interest to me because this period of history is full of political and religious turmoil that still echoes in the modern world. The most surprising thing I learned while researching was that the relative religious moderation of the Elizabethan church was partially responsible for the rise of extreme groups during the reigns of the Stuarts. The creation of the exhibit took about three months and included the first transcription of a letter from Charles I to his Lieutenant of the Ordnance. I hope to make the research I’ve done part of my honors thesis for my major.”
The internship is made possible by HMML patron and friend, Irma Wyman. The Wyman internships are offered to two College of Saint Benedict students each summer and provide a unique opportunity for interns to participate in an area related to their career goals. Interns concentrate on the public programs and outreach of the Library, or with the development and public relations activities.
The exhibition runs through mid-December. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. It also is open Saturdays, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., May through mid-December.
Irma Wyman Intern
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Explore an interactive online exhibit of Faith and Power.