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American Printing House for the Blind’s Callahan Museum Receives Award

News Release: Louisville, Kentucky, April 8, 2003

The Kentucky History Awards ceremony was held in Frankfort, Kentucky on March 1, 2003. The APH Callahan Museum received an Award of Merit in the General Awards Category for the exhibition entitled, "In Touch With Knowledge: The Educational History of Blind People." Awards of Merit are given to projects of outstanding quality that can serve as a statewide or national model. Museum Director, Carol Tobe, accepted the award for the museum.

IN TOUCH WITH KNOWLEDGE is a series of four traveling exhibitions from the Callahan Museum. The exhibitions draw on the Callahan Museum’s unique collection and extensive research on the history of the education of blind people. The exhibitions illustrate the fascinating history of the creative adaptations made to transform the visual into the tactual enabling blind people to have equal access to education. The components of the exhibition are Reading and Writing, Science, Geography, and Mathematics.

The exhibitions are now traveling across the United States, but a few spots are still available on the schedule. For more information about how to schedule the exhibit, visit the Callahan museum on the APH web site, or contact Carol Tobe, email hidden; JavaScript is required.

This year’s Kentucky History Awards program, sponsored by the Historical Confederation of Kentucky and the Kentucky Historical Society, recognized outstanding achievements by individuals, business and civic leaders, communities, museums, and history organizations throughout the commonwealth in the field of history for the year 2002. Twenty-nine awards were given out.

More information, contact: Carol Tobe, 895-2405, ext. 365 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.