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A Child in a Strange Country: Hellen Keller and the History of Education for the Blind and Visually Impaired, A Traveling Exhibit by the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, will be at the Baxter Country Library through November 25.
The exhibit’s title, “Child in a Strange Country,” was inspired by Anne Sullivan’s report on Helen, where she described her as being like a child in a foreign land for the first two years of her intellectual life. Sullivan noted that no learning was possible until Helen could overcome the communication barrier posed by her blindness and deafness. With this in mind, the exhibit explores four primary subjects: Reading, Science, Math, and Geography. Using Helen Keller’s educational journey as a lens, the exhibit uses tactile reproductions and authentic artifacts to uncover the roots of modern education for children with vision loss.
This exhibit features a massive globe with raised features, fascinating writing selections like Valentin Hauy’s tactile book and Louis Braille’s dot code, and captivating insights, events, and photographs from Helen Keller’s life.
This exhibit is designed to be fully accessible and interactive. You can touch and explore the big globe as much as you want and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Helen Keller. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn and have fun!
If your school or organization would like to schedule an exhibit tour, please contact Vincent Anderson via email at [email protected].