Live at Lunch: The Sisters of St. Ann

Find out what's happening at the museum and archives in these monthly talks featuring curators, staff and researchers. First Wednesday of each month.

A Case of Un(convent)tional Women: The Sisters of St. Ann

Carey Pallister, province archivist for the Sisters of St. Ann, will talk about the legacy the sisters have left after 160 years of service to the province of BC, Alaska and beyond. Arriving in Victoria in June 1858 as primarily a teaching mission, the sisters expanded into health care, eventually owning and operating 31 schools and 10 hospitals. Carey will also showcase the outreach kits created for the sisters' 160th anniversary. 

About the speaker:

Carey Pallister is the province archivist for the Sisters of St. Ann Archives. The Sisters of St. Ann Archives is a private archives that houses and maintains the records of the legacy of the Sisters of St. Ann in the west; their community, their institutions and their art, as well as the records of related entities. The holdings of the Sisters of St. Ann Archives, which are deemed archival and of enduring historical value, have been deposited with the British Columbia Archives by the Sisters of St. Ann. This archives constitutes a separate and distinct body of records within the holdings of the British Columbia Archives.

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