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Callahan Gallery

Virtual Tour of the Callahan Gallery

The Marie and Eugene Callahan Gallery at the APH Museum explores the history of the education of people who are blind in a fun and accessible setting.

The gallery is full of hands-on discovery! We encourage you to touch objects to increase your understanding of how people with visual impairments experience the world. Write your name using a mechanical braille writer. Wrap your arms around a floor-model tactile globe. Test your comprehension skills on computers equipped with talking software. Explore other raised-letter and tactile alphabets that once competed with braille. Experience what it is like to have a wealth of knowledge at the tips of your fingers.

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1883 Gallery

Virtual Tour of the 1883 Gallery

The 1883 gallery is the setting for our newest feature exhibit, "History in the Making: APH Past to Present." The exhibit explores the history of the American Printing House and how it grew from a modest beginning in a school basement to the largest manufacturer of education products for people with vision loss in the world.

The 1883 gallery is full of hands-on discovery! Touch objects to increase your understanding of how people with visual impairments experience the world. Use vision simulators to learn about common causes of blindness and their effects. Help decide the fate of the braille code as you explore the "War of the Dots." Play with classic APH educational toys like Constructo and APH Baseball. Watch a vintage film of our factory at work in 1958. Listen to seventy years of APH book narrators. And discover over 150 years of products and the people who created them. Labels provided in braille, large print, and recorded formats.