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View from Vis: What is a Portress? And other fun facts about Vis
Vintage photo of Vis

When an institution has been around as long as Visitation School and Convent, there are bound to be some good stories about the things one might take for granted here: the trees, the peacocks, the portress. But what is a portress? And how did the peacocks get here? And is it true there is a tunnel underneath Lake Drive to join Vis and Saint Thomas Academy?

In this month's blog post, we share a few stories from Sister Mary Denise Villaume '56 about some of the elements that make Visitation's campus special.

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