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Rockne Museum

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Altar from first Sacred Heart Church (1892) and used in the new church until 1976.
Altar - 1892

Wedding Dress worn by Mary Beck, married Peter Goertz, Feb. 10, 1885.
Wedding Dress - 1885

Fiddle belonged to Buford Catchings of the original "Rockne Playboys" organized in mid 40's.
Rockne Playboys' Fiddle

Rockne Museum

A Dream Becomes A Reality!

One of the first projects of the Rockne Historical Association (RHA), formed in 1990, was to establish a museum. In 1993, a room in Holtman Hall was designated as the Rockne Museum. Land was acquired and a ground breaking ceremony for the new museum building took place in April 2002. It was completed one year later. Dedication of the Rockne Museum took place on June 14, 2003.

The new museum holds hundreds of antiques, artifacts, historical books and papers. Shown are just a few of the items included in the collection.

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Rockne Pictorial History Quilt made by Elaine Chambliss.   1905 Pressure Cooker donated by the Beck Family.   Candelabra used in Meuth Hill Chapel (circa 1860's). Donated by Harold & Gay Waneck.   The Baptismal Font from the first Sacred Heart Church (1892) and used in the new church until 1976.  WWII Servicemen Flag that hung in the church. There are three gold stars for Rockne men killed in action.   Studebaker Wagon (circa 1940).
Herman Lehman, books, photos, and memorabilia.   Welcome   Postage Stamp commemorating Knute Rockne.   Infant dress crocheted from twine in 1940.   Meuth Hill Chapel replica made from match sticks by Alvin "Sonny" Frerich.


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