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National Deaf Life Museum
To enhance the future of the deaf community, we must preserve its past. The National Deaf Life Museum serves as a beacon of progress and hope for deaf culture.
Founded by the late Jane Norman, Ph.D., a treasured Gallaudet University colleague, the museum serves to:
The National Deaf Life Museum offers credit-earning internships to students in a variety of majors. Have your academic advisor contact Museum staff for more information.
Volunteer opportunities are available for students, alumni, and interested community members. Contact museum staff for more information about training as a docent and scheduling volunteer hours.
Students are always welcome in the museum, and we offer educational opportunities for professors who wish to bring their class as a group to learn about Gallaudet history and other programs the museum offers.
Instructors wishing to have a guest speaker on the subjects of museum studies, exhibition design and writing, Gallaudet history, Deaf culture, and related topics are welcome to contact museum staff.
While we have developed plans for future exhibitions, the committee is always interested in suggestions. To impart your vision for an exhibition or new ways of reaching communities, please
A TTY is basically the same thing as a TDD. The phrase TTY (or Teletype device) is how the deaf community used to refer to the extremely large machines they used to type messages back and forth over the phone lines. A TDD operates in...
We are pleased that you are planning to visit the National Deaf Life Museum at Gallaudet University. Our exhibits cover the rich history of Gallaudet University over its 150-year span, plus other feature narratives about Deaf history, culture, and language.
Gallaudet Museum Promo May 7, 2013 The Next Generation December 2013 Curator of Exhibition December 2013 Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond December 2013 Museum Grand Opening April 8, 2014 Holiday Message 2014 December 2014 Donate a Dollar Drive March 23, 2015 Deaf HERstory Grand Opening...
The story of our country's deaf and hard of hearing cultural community is an important part of the larger narrative that is United States history. Since Gallaudet University was founded in 1864 by an act of Congress, the University has served as the unofficial conservator...
In 1856, Amos Kendall, a postmaster general during two presidential administrations, donated two acres of his estate in northeast Washington, D.C. to establish a school and housing for 12 deaf and six blind students. The following year, Kendall persuaded Congress to incorporate the new school,...
Several Deaf associations have sent letters endorsing the National Deaf Life Museum (formerly Gallaudet University Museum) and its efforts toward developing exhibitions and programs. These letters reiterate the role of the museum and its diverse population. The Museum is indebted to these associations for their...
Gallaudet University - 150th Anniversary Deaf President Now - 25th Anniversary Deaf President Now Protest Deaf Studies Digital Journal Gallaudet University Archives Gallaudet University Archives Video Gallaudet University Press: Deaf History Gallaudet Video Catalog Gallery of Gallaudet University Diplomas History Through Deaf Eyes Exhibit Through...
Museum of Deaf History, Arts, & Culture Dyer Arts Center Alice Cogswell Heritage House (American School for the Deaf) Arkansas School for the Deaf Bjorlee Museum, Maryland School for the Deaf Burney Fishback Museum, Missouri School for the Deaf Florida School for the Deaf and...
The Museum committee and staff have developed plans for future exhibitions, but we are always open to your ideas. Feel free to approach anyone on the Museum Committee to share your vision of an exhibition or new ways to reach an audience. The Office of...
Deaf Leader from Nepal Visits Gallaudet Deaf leader from Nepal visits Gallaudet Amos Kendall, a former parishioner of Calvary Baptist Church celebrates 150 Years News story from the World Federation of the Deaf relating to Gallaudet Museum Honorary Co-Chairs Jack R. and Rosalyn Lee Gannon...
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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