Master’s student presents “Breaking Bread” exhibit

This photo of Immaculate Conception School in Youngstown is part of the exhibit "Breaking Bad" at the Museum of Industry and Labor.

This photo of Immaculate Conception School in Youngstown is part of the exhibit “Breaking Bread” at the Museum of Industry and Labor.

A new exhibition, “Breaking Bread: The Merging of Churches and Ethnic Cultures in the Valley,” opens 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor on Wood Street in Youngstown.

The exhibition, which focuses on the merging of ethnic churches in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, was the master’s project by Youngstown State University American Studies graduate student Grimilda Ocasio, who is an administrative assistant in YSU’s Department of History.

The parishes included in the exhibit are: St. Lucy’s, Santa Rosa de Lima, St. John the Baptist Slovak Church, and St. Joseph the Provider in Campbell; and Immaculate Conception and Sacred Heart of Jesus in Youngstown.

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor (The Steel Museum) is located at 151 W. Wood St. in downtown Youngstown. For more information, call 330-941-1314. The event is free and open to the public.