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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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  • It's OK. A lot of interesting items! Will be even better when WWII section is finished. Easy to get to and ample parking.  more »
  • Hidden gem in New Haven! Easy to get to -- can park in their garage, which is especially great on a rainy or cold day. The exhibits are interesting, and it's a good way to get everyone up and out.  more »
  • The best part of the experience is the organization and cleanliness of the exhibits. K of C involvement in WWI is a must for all ages. Easy to follow, not overly wordy, great visuals and hands on comp...  more »
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  • A wonderful museum for the whole family. Set up excellent! The staff a very well informed about exhibitions and friendly. It's a gem in the city of New Haven Free parking under the museum and elevators and benches throughout the museum make it a comfortable place for any ones loved one to tour in comfort. If you are in New Haven,do visit this museum. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.
  • amazing place. staffs are all friendly, very clean and wonderful restroom, gift shop has variety from prayer book to holy gift. most of all wonderful educational opportunity to Catholics about amazing kife about Fr. M McGivney.
  • Free parking and free admission. Great exhibits.
  • A great little free museum for people who are interested in religion (even if you're not Catholic). I happily spent two hours there learning about the Knights and their work over the century.
  • You may never have thought to visit this museum as you may not be a Knight or Catholic. However, there are some great displays for WWII buffs and a beautiful 9/11 memorial. Overall, it's very well done.

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