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Saturday Events for 2018

HALLOWEEN MASKMAKING
Saturday, October 20, 10:30-12:30

Masks have been a part of many cultures throughout history. They are useful for hiding identities, but also for inciting fear or awe or other emotions. Sighted people tend to depend on the visual for their effects, but textures and shapes can convey emotions as well. Museum staff will guide participants of all ages and abilities as they make scary or friendly Halloween masks and headdresses using tactile materials. Admission is free but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. Best for adults and children ages 6 and up.

RECLAIMING THE DREAM: REHABILITATION FOR BLINDED VETERANS in WWI
Saturday, November 10, 1-3 pm

This Veterans Day program honors the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who returned home from their service during the “War to End All Wars” with damaged vision. Unlike later generations of wounded vets, these young men encountered a system unprepared for the nature of their wounds and uncertain about the role of the nation in rehabilitating a blinded soldier. The program explores the birth of modern rehabilitation in field hospitals behind the lines and the Evergreen Army Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and reveals how the sinking of the Lusitania impacted the story. You will meet a modern dog guide team and explore the beginnings of the dog guide movement. Veterans of modern day conflicts who will contrast their own incredible experiences with the doughboys and swabbies who survived the “Great War.” Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. Best for older children and adults.

THANKSGIVING OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 24, 10-3

Looking for something uniquely Louisville to show friends and relatives visiting for Thanksgiving? Bring them to APH’s one-of-a-kind museum! Visitors can write their names in braille, see a book from Helen Keller’s Bible, learn about guide dogs, play games and read books designed for children who are blind, and enjoy many other activities in our award-winning museum. The museum also has on display the first book written by Louis Braille in which he describes his new method for writing with dots. Holiday goodie and hot cider will be served. Registration is not required. For all ages.

HOLIDAY CRAFT WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 1, 10:30 am -12:30 pm

Visit the museum to learn how people who are blind and visually impaired “see” with their fingertips. Then craft your own tactile ornament, card, or holiday decoration. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. Best for adults and children age 6 and up.