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May 9 – September 22, 2002 Hosted by the Smithsonian Institution at the Arts and Industries Building, in conjunction with the National Museum of American History.

People viewing smithsonian exhibit

The summer of 2002 Gallaudet University hosted Deaf Way II, an international conference and festival on Deaf history, cultures, languages, and art. Here an interpreter is using international gestural communication to explain the exhibition for visitors who use languages other than American Sign Language (ASL) and English.

Bronze sculpture of manual alphabet.

ASL sculptures (Fingerspelling Alphabet) – This bronze fingerspelling alphabet was cast from the originals at the Maryland School for the Deaf. This photo is from the Smithsonian Institution opening May 9 – September 22, 2002.

Dr. Jack and Rosayln Gannon

Rosalyn and Jack Gannon, both class of 1959, pose with a replica of the IDD weathervane that stands above Chapel Hall on the Gallaudet campus.

Rosalyn Gannon served as design consultant for the exhibition, while Jack R. Gannon curated History Through Deaf Eyes. This image was taken at the Smithsonian Institution opening, May 9, 2002.