Potsherds, bottles, medals, and other various objects are located in a display in the center of the room as well as in a case along the north wall. Even in their present state you can detect the craftsmanship required to make these objects.
Among the other valuable artifacts is an 1889 printing press that the Sisters used to produce a variety of publications. The printing press is believed to be the only one of its kind still in existence in the United States. Along the south wall is an 1895 pump organ made by the Gem Organ Co., in Washington, D.C., that is still functional. This wonderful musical instrument and most of the furnishings in the house are from the Victorian period.
It is speculated that originally, in the early 1700s, this room would have led to an area where livestock may have been penned. Later, during Fr. O’Reilly’s time, the entire first floor of the house would have been public areas of the rectory. By the time the Sisters occupied the house in the mid-19th century, they used the first floor as classrooms.