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National Museum Education Associates Appreciation Day

There is a National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (January 31), a National Squirrel Appreciation Day (January 21), even a National...

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How the Helen Keller Archive Began

When I started working in the AFB (American Foundation for the Blind) Helen Keller Archive at APH in October of...

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We Are Open

I’ve been pretty excited this week. It’s been almost sixteen months since we had a visitor in the museum, but...

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Why We Celebrate Helen

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson awarded Helen Keller the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The award...

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The Chair Went Out the Window

Museum objects and their stories are codependent. The artifact is the real deal. After all, it was there when history...

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Helen Likes Beer

“Helen,” she said superfluously, “does like beer.” That about sums up Helen Keller… That’s not what people expected to read...

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Telegrams

Learn more about the Western Union Telegram to Helen Keller above on AFB Helen Keller Archive Online.    Documents in...

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The Teacher as North Star

May is Teacher Appreciation Month in the U.S., but here in the museum at the American Printing House for the...

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Mapheads

I’ve been a maphead all my life. When I was a kid, I drew maps in crayon of the various...

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We Don’t Need Another Hero

For the past three years I have been thinking a lot about heroes and heroism. Museums, as institutions that preserve...

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The Crack of the Bat, the Roar of the Crowd

It’s baseball’s Opening Day April 1, but a lot of Toronto Blue Jays fans aren’t as happy about the start...

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Connecting with History Virtually

On March 17, 2020, I was sitting at my desk at APH, mulling over what we should do about the...

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A Christmas Memory from Helen Keller

What memories of childhood Christmases do you hold dear? The rustle of wrapping paper? The smell of gingerbread? Helen Keller...

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Learning from the Life of Helen Keller

Helen Keller is a name known around the world as a symbol of courage in the face of incredible odds,...

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2020 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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