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Father Flanagan House

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Take a tour of ​Father Flanagan’s former residence and see many of his personal belongings!

Stop by the campus in early December for the annual Father Flanagan House Museum Irish Christmas open house. The open house features the homemade tradition of a true Irish Christmas with historic Christmas quilts, old-fashioned ornaments from the 1920s to 40s and antique toys from the 1920s.

The Flanagan House’s décor and furnishings interpret the year 1929. Many of his personal belongings are on display in his bedroom and study. One of his most prized possessions — a desk made for him by his boys — is the centerpiece of the study.

A statue of Father Flanagan, a gift from the Boys Town National Alumni Association ®, stands in front of the house, surrounded by memorial bricks honoring Boys Town alumni. The life-sized bronze Father Flanagan statue was created by Nebraska artist Fred Hoppe and donated to Boys Town by the Boys Town National Alumni Association. It was dedicated in October, 2002 during the 85th Anniversary celebrations at Boys Town. An identical statue was unveiled in Father Flanagan's home town of Ballymoe, County Galway, Ireland in October 2001.

The house was constructed in 1927 and was Father Flanagan’s home until 1941, when he moved to the rectory of Dowd Memorial Chapel.

 

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