Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven

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The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic benefit society, open to practicing Catholic men 18 years or older in union with the Holy See. Founded in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, CT in 1882 by Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, the Knights of Columbus today has a membership of more than 1.9 million members across the globe.

As a fraternal benefit society, the Knights of Columbus cares for the financial needs of its members and their families through its insurance program, which has received the highest ratings possible from A.M. Best and been named a World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute.

As the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, the Knights of Columbus has provided both financial aid and volunteer hours to organizations such as March for Life, Special Olympics, World Youth Day, the Global Wheelchair Mission, the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs, as well as parishes and communities around the world. In the past decade, the Knights of Columbus has contributed $1.5 billion and 690 million hours to charitable projects.
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  • We visited here on our day trip to new haven and were pleasantly surprised. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the Christmas trees decorated by local school children before going to look at the nativiti...  more »
  • We went to see the creches from around the world but there was so much more to see as well. We were there for 2 hours and could have spent a lot more time. It is a very well laid out museum, very clea...  more »
  • Excellent review of WWI, including a welcome explanation of countries involved and reasons for involvement. Also, children's classroom Christmas trees were well done and beautiful. Kudos to teachers a...  more »
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  • A wonderful museum for the whole family. Set up excellent! There is an awesome gift shop on the first floor.The staff are very friendly and well informed about exhibitions. It's a gem in the city of New Haven Free parking under the building with elevators to the museum and benches throughout the museum to make it a comfortable place for any one to tour in comfort. If you are in New Haven,do visit this museum. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.
  • I went the annual creche display which never disappoints. This year the theme was Creches of the World. There was also an interesting & poignant exibit on the K of C's volunteer work in World War I. This museum building in a subdued modern style looks deceptively small on the outside. The volunteer staff is very attentive & helpful.
  • This is a good place to visit. Entry to the museum is free but you have to pay for street parking if visiting during weekdays. It displays many of the historical documents and things like the remains of WTC. Museum also depicts model themes based on different ideas like world war 2, christmas etc. Its a must place to visit.
  • This is a gem with displays focussed on a variety of topics. Special events were well organized , and personnel are top shelf
  • The Knights of Columbus museum is a great experience . They change the exhibits on a regular basis so there always something to see. When we visited they were holding a world war I exhibit angling with a Christmas Tree showing. The war exhibits were very moving. Best of all it's all free!
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