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The History of Puzzle Maps

When I first started working in the museum at APH in 2005, I’d often commandeer my young son and nephews...

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Helen Keller and the Stoney Nakoda Nation

In September of 2021, the AFB Helen Keller Archive received a handful of Helen Keller artifacts that had been discovered...

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The Blind Detective in Popular Culture

This month, on the museum’s Facebook and Twitter, we’re posting some photos and brief histories of blind detectives in fiction,...

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Lessons in Labels

In my nearly 20-year career in the museum field, I have been a part of an exhibit team, helped locate...

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Math Accessibility Through History

I like numbers. I think the way they dance around and make different, almost mystical combinations is cool. (Hang with...

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A Barrel of Documents

My journey of discovery started when I found two folders in the American Foundation for the Blind Archive folders, both...

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Hellen Keller, My Religion, and Lillian Gish

In My Religion, published in 1927, Helen Keller spelled out her religious beliefs to the world. Helen was an ardent...

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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 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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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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The Whole is Greater

You Start by Meeting Your Audience When I started working at the Museum of the American Printing House for the...

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