Sunday, September 21, 2014

Museum of Divine Statues, OH (9/21/2014)

Sunday, September 21, 2014
The Museum of Divine Statues, in Lakewood, OH, is only open on Sunday afternoons. We had brunch first at the Diner on Clifton, known for their macaroni and cheese (creamy!).
The Museum is located in the former St Hedwig Church, built in 1974.
Entrance to St Hedwig Church/
Museum of Divine Statues
The property includes a rectory and a school (1926). Lou McLung bought the property in 2010, as he needed more space for his company, Lusso Cosmetics, now housed in the former school building. As a make-up artist, he has found a hobby in restoring statues from the churches in the area that have been closed. The church has been nicely renovated to display the statues, along with other religious artifacts, and it opened in 2011. (McClung lives in the rectory!)
Offering candles
Christ, King of Heaven from
the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
in Parma, OH
Angel from St Lawrence Church in Cleveland, OH
Infant of Prague from St Hedwig Church
A display showing the differences in the habits
of the 37 orders of nuns who served Cleveland in 1958
General view

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