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Dec 2, 2022
We Are Equal Exhibit
The Life of Robert Panara Exhibit
Olof Hanson Exhibit
Deaf Peace Corps Exhibit
Language, Culture, Communities
Deaf HERstory Exhibit
Andrew J. Foster Exhibit
Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond Exhibit
History Through Deaf Eyes
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National Deaf Life Museum
Then & Now Exhibit
Although nostalgia can be bittersweet, psychologists have found that it improves our mood and connects us with others. We look to the past as a means of finding ourselves in history, seeking reassurance that future generations will look back at us, prolonging our legacy.
Our Then and Now exhibition compares Gallaudet’s past and present over its 150-year history. What historical moments look familiar to you? Would the people in the older photographs recognize elements from today’s images?
If you carefully look at this photo, you will notice something very interesting: The construction of the Washington Monument was not completed. Construction began in 1848 until it was put on hold in 1854 due to the Civil War, then resumed from 1879 until it was completed in 1884. (Photo courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives
As you can see, landscaping and road layouts remain as in 1880. But sadly, the view of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument from Kendall Green has been obstructed by row houses and trees. (Photo courtesy of Shane Dundas, G-’11 & ’16
The National Deaf Life Museum published a comparative history on the 1918 and 2020 pandemics in Our Story Supplement on April 1, 2020. Lessons from the 1918 Pandemic at Gallaudet by Trevor De Rosch, '12
The National Deaf Life Museum would like to thank the exhibition team members for their contribution and for making the Then & Now rotating exhibition a reality. Exhibition Team Stephen Weiner, Provost, Ed.D., '78, G-'80 Vicki Hurwitz, Honorary Chair, Friends of the National Deaf Life...
The Then and Now Online Exhibit has been funded in support by the Class of 1965. The National Deaf Life Museum team is deeply grateful for the class's generosity and support in spirit in making this online project happen. If you or your class would...
Then and Now exhibition was unveiled on April 8, 2014 along with Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond and Andrew J. Foster: Missionary, Educator, and Advocate exhibitions as part of Gallaudet University's sesquicentennial celebration. Then and Now exhibition was a rotating exhibit that was on display...
Kendall Green welcome sign on front lawn (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) Gallaudet University welcome sign at entrance gate (Courtesy of National Deaf Life Museum Staff)
As of 2014, Gallaudet University has more than 19,000 alumni – and more than 50 Alumni Association chapters around the world. 1867: $150 2014: $32,290 1857: 2 acres 2014: 99 acres 1868: 12 2014: 220 1869: 81 2012: 1,994 1885: 17 2014: 39 1888: 5...
Members of the graduating class, 1907 (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) Undergraduates at commencement, 2008 (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Office of Enrollment Marketing)
Here in these halls that heard your fame —; the old, the new, but still the same —; we consecrate your noble name . . . yet again, Gallaudet. As of 2014, Gallaudet has regional centers in California, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Hawaii, and Washington, D.C.
Carolyn McCaskill, '77, G-'79, PhD '05, was the first African American Miss Gallaudet (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) Two generations of Homecoming Queens, Rosemary Adamca-Balzer, '84, and Alicia Balzer, '11 (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Office of Public Relations)
Elizabeth Benson, G-'32, H-'62, interpreting for President Lyndon B. Johnson at the Centennial banquet, 1964 (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) Adam Bartley interpreting for the U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy (Photo by Larry Musa, '88 & '93; courtesy of Gallaudet University Office of Public...
Bicycling club in front of Faculty Row, c. 1885 (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) President Hurwitz at cycling fundraiser in front of Faculty Row (Photo by Quintin Smith, '11; courtesy of Gallaudet University Office of Public Relations)
Education class (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) Honors class (Photo by Rhea Kennedy; courtesy of Gallaudet University Office of Public Relations)
Agnes Padden, '47, and her friends at the Gallaudet Pharmacy soda fountain and ice cream stand (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) Socialization, studying, shopping, and dining at Union Market (Courtesy of National Deaf Life Museum Staff)
Football team at Chapel Hall (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) The Gallaudet football team celebrates after qualifying for the first time in school history for the NCAA Division III playoffs (Photo by Sarah FitzPatrick, courtesy of Gallaudet University Athletics)
Cheerleaders form a pyramid (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) Cheerleading squad encourage the crowd from the track (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Office of Enrollment Marketing)
Lyceum in College Hall prepared for presentations (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) Class presentation in the G-Area (Photo by Sara Moore, '13; courtesy of Gallaudet University Office of Public Relations)
Snack bar in Ole Jim (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) Lunch at the Marketplace (Photo by Steve Titlebaum; courtesy of Gallaudet University Office of Public Relations)
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