The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College honors the work of Fred Rogers, the beloved creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Born and raised in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and a lifelong friend of the Saint Vincent community, Fred Rogers was known for his creativity, kindness, spirituality, and commitment to the well-being of children. Lovingly called "America's favorite neighbor," he used his many and diverse abilities to inspire, nurture, and educate.
Not only was Fred Rogers a pioneer in children's media, he was an artist, minister, composer and musician, environmentalist, and advocate for children and families. This exhibit offers a window onto his work and life, both on screen and off. It examines the origins of his core values, to which he adhered with fearless and unwavering authenticity, and follows his path from small-town boy to nationally known media personality.
With his gentle, unassuming manner, he made a profound impression on everyone he encountered. The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media was established to preserve and build upon his rich legacy.