July 6, 2007

Sisters of Providence to host auction in August

The Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, located on State Road 150 west of Terre Haute, will host an on-site auction daily from Aug. 9-12. The public will be able to purchase a wide variety of historical items.

The auction will enable the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College to restore and maintain their historical collections.

The motherhouse and college were founded by St. Theodora Guérin in 1840.

On Aug. 9, the sale will highlight the largest single offering of rare fore-edge painted books ever to come to public auction.

Historic coins, medals, furniture and other collectibles will be offered for sale on Aug. 10.

A painting by Hoosier artist T.C. Steele and several vases will be sold on Aug. 11. Also on sale that day are 58 Civil War letters by Horace Ball, which document the battle of Harper’s Ferry.

On Aug. 12, 110 nun dolls representing various orders of women religious in the United States and Canada will be sold along with art, furniture and other collectibles.

For information about the auction, log on to www.rjbappraisals.com. †

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