Vatican Unveiled exhibit makes local monetary donation

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On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, the Vatican Unveiled Committee will be presenting the net proceeds from the summer exhibit, Vatican Unveiled: An Exploration of Legacies. This historic collection of rare artifacts was on exhibit at the DECC in August for a public viewing along with presentations by famed TV “Pawn Star” Mark Hall Patton, and the curator, Father Richard Kunst. 

“Each charity will receive an unrestricted gift in the amount of $110,466 to use where the need is greatest within their organizations”, states Monica Hendrickson, Committee Chair of the Vatican Unveiled Exhibit. “Both Stella Maris Academy and Star of the North Maternity Home provide education and support to families within our region.  We are humbled by the generosity of our donors and those who came to the exhibit, their dollars will work hard for children in our communities”.  

The ticketed event included special VIP tours, dinners, and seminars to raise awareness and funds for these charities while showcasing the collection.  Father Kunst is a Duluth native and priest within the Diocese of Duluth, who happens to have curated the largest collection of papal artifacts and relics of saints outside of the Vatican.