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Cultural Pass Adventures at APH

As students return to school and the summer winds down, here in the museum we are wrapping up another successful...

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The Storied Life of a Time Capsule

Time capsules have long been an intriguing way for people to communicate through the ages, be they historians or grade...

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 Hidden Legacies of Helen Keller

Burned manuscript recovered from the wreckage of Arcan Ridge, 1946. Photo AFB Helen Keller Archive   As we get ready...

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Sir Francis Campbell Rides Again

The American Foundation for the Blind Archive, housed at APH since 2020, never fails to provide surprises. This September 2021...

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Unsolved Mysteries in Historical Research

You know those history research shows that trace your family’s history? I love shows like that, and they’re a great...

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Lights, Camera, Symposium!

Photo caption: Left to Right, Polly Thomson, Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller, Charlie Chaplin. Photo AFB Helen Keller Archive.   When...

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The Bald Soprano

Photo: Featured in The Bald Soprano are Braille Readers Theater regulars, clockwise from bottom left, Barbara Henning, BT Kimbrough, Terrie...

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Rose Island Amusement Park

Have you ever discovered a place in your hometown that you had never heard of before?  A few months into...

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What Do You Want to Know About Helen?

I have received some very interesting research questions about Helen Keller during my first year as Archivist in the AFB...

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Our First Book

You’re not going to believe this, but with centuries of potential titles to choose from, all three of the first...

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2022 Inductees to the Hall of Fame Announced

The Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving the tradition of excellence manifested by specific individuals through the history of...

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From the Archive: Reparative Description and the Power of Language

Note to the reader: this blog contains outdated historical terms for schools for the blind which are now deemed offensive....

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A Birthday Gift With a History

When Helen Keller celebrated her fourteenth birthday at the home of Alexander Graham Bell on June 27, 1894, she received...

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The Wacky World of Flexible Records

If you’re old enough to remember begging your mom to buy breakfast cereal so that you could get the phonograph...

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Museum Events: May-July

Over the years, our Museum has offered some great Saturday events. Through our Bards & Storytellers program, we’ve hosted performances...

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