Emeline H. Cleveland, M.D., first resident physician and superintendent of the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia (1862-1868). Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.
ST. KATHERINE DREXEL - 03MAR Born into a wealthy Philadelphia family, Katharine took an avid interest in the material and spiritual well-being of African and Native Americans. She founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People, and opened mission schools in the West for Native Americans and in the South for African Americans. In 1915 she founded Xavier University in New Orleans. At her death, there were more than 500 sisters teaching in 63 schools.
The Declaration House is the place where Thomas Jefferson wrote his draft of the Declaration of Independence. Today it is a house museum furnished in colonial manner with exhibits concerning Jefferson and a copy of his draft.