Tour the Hall
The Hall of Fame: Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field is housed in the renovated 1926 wing of the American Printing House for the Blind building. Click on the pictures to see a larger version.
New welcoming signage greets visitors who arrive by elevator.
As you enter the Hall of Fame foyer you are greeted by a very large and bright Hall of Fame logo to your left.
On your right, upon entry, you find three panels describing the Hall’s history, mission, and nomination process.
The center entry panel shares the mission of the Hall.
Through the foyer to the left, as you enter the Hall, is a ramp and on the left is the Inductee Wall where all Hall members are pictured and explained.
To the right, across from the Inductee Wall, are brailled tiles bearing the same information.
Inductees from 2010 and 2011 are featured on this panel: M.C. Migel and Morris Frank; Edward Ellis Allen and Sally Rogow.
Four triangular kiosks display the plaques of the inductees. Each kiosk has room for 18 plaques.
A closeup view of one face of a kiosk. The displayed plaques are: Helen Keller, Robert Irwin, Mary K. Bauman, Georgie Lee Abel, Edwin Baker, and Robert Atkinson.
Display case containing relics and memorabilia of Hall of Fame inductees.
A closeup of some of the memorabilia–Max Woolly’s 1947 Lion’s Club President’s Pin with a 50-year perfect attendence award, Donald Wedewer’s AFB Migel Medal, and Max Woolly’s Migel Medal pin (always worn as a tie tak) with one of his favorite ties.
The AERBVI Ambrose M. Shotwell Memorial Award presented to Russell Williams in 1994.
First Lady of Courage by Jan Roblin
This is a signed print of the original oil painting from Helen Keller’s family home.
Donor: Ivy Green,
Birthplace of Helen Keller
The Wall of Tribute, which holds over 170 stones, boasts a new bold header.
Panel describes the Wall of Tribute. Visitors are invited to take a pamphlet, in print or braille, explaining how to honor a mentor, friend, organization, or family member. Learn more about the Wall of Tribute.
Award Plaques of the AER Orientation and Mobility Division on open stairwell connecting the Hall of Fame with the APH Museum.