Posts Tagged ‘Margaret Haughery’

“Mother of Orphans” Sculpture Renewed

Since July 9, 1884, a sculpture of humanitarian Margaret Haughery, otherwise known as “The Mother of Orphans” (June / July 2016 issue), has stood on the corner of Camp and Prytania Streets in New Orleans. This September, it received some long-overdue restoration work and a dedication plaque from the Monumental Task Committee, an all-volunteer organizationRead more..

The Mother of Orphans

“She was a mother to the motherless; she was a friend to those who had no friends; she had wisdom greater than schools can teach; we will not let her memory go.” – Sara Cone Bryant, from “Margaret of New Orleans,” in Stories to Tell Children (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1908) ℘℘℘ There’s a smallRead more..