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Collection Tier:
Tier 3


These devotional candles depict images of Nuestra Señora de Fátima which is Spanish for Our Lady of Fatima. The images tell the story of three young cousins tending their sheep in Fatima, Portugal, 1917, when the Virgin Mary appeared to them. For the next six months, the visits continued, drawing national attention and crowds of over 70,000 people. Today, a Catholic Church called the Shrine of Fatima stands where the visions occurred, attracting millions of pilgrims each year.
Wax, Paper, Glass
Current Location Status:
Education Program

Discovery Kit: Newcomers (October 25 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.