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Misericordia breaks ground for science center expansion

If you’re digging for a historic ground breaking, it makes sense to use a historic shovel.

As Marjorie Henry Marquart prepared to break ground for a Misericordia University building named for her father, the shovel in her hands was as historic as it gets: The same tool used in a 1922 ceremony beginning construction of the motherhouse of the Sisters of Mercy when they arrived to found Misericordia.

In fact, the engraved silver shovel is said to have been used for every groundbreaking ceremony at the venerable school.

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