The Nationality Rooms are located on the fourth floor of the Cathedral. They have expanded over the years, as different nationalities have sponsored the elaborate classrooms which celebrate their ethnic heritages. One of the most recent, opened in May 2012, celebrates my family's Swiss heritage, and features a kackeloeffen (a ceramic stove used for interior heat) which is a replica of one of the creations of my ancestor Hans Heinrich Graf of Winterthur, Switzerland, in the 1600's. Here is a quick story regarding my father, Ed Graf's, contributions to the creation of the kackeloeffen.
The Cathedral and the Nationality Classrooms are free to enter and tour, and are open to the public during most days during business hours. Hours and days open may be found here.
|Cathedral of Learning Main Lobby from Third Floor Balcony|
|Nationality Rooms - Austrian Room|
|Nationality Rooms - Swiss Room - Kacheloeffen|
|Nationality Rooms - Swiss Room|