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    Holy Family Senior Center


    Most of the information given about this historic building comes from Judith Allen of Madison, WI. She is writing a book about the history of education for African Americans in the south, focusing specifically on Holy Family Mission and School in Apalachicola. Thanks go also to Mark Curenton, the City’s unofficial historian, who provided the link to the Society of Saint Edmund in Colchester, VT which is the repository for about a hundred photographs taken of the school, its students and teachers in the late 1950s and early 60s. From its inception in 1920, the Holy Family Mission School was served by one order of Sisters, the Holy Family Order of New Orleans, and several orders of priests. The Edmundite priests were in charge of the school from 1959 until its closing in 1968. The Society of Saint Edmund at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT graciously shared its photographs – many of which you saw on your screen at this stop - and they are all now on permanent exhibit in the Holy Family Senior Center. Hours of operation are 10 to 2, Monday-Friday.