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Join the Conversation: Hear a Talk on the History of Disability
Join the Conversation: Hear a Talk on the History of Disability

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, in conjunction with the Museum of disABILITY History is pleased to present a lecture by Theresa Fraser, executive director of the Museum of disABILITY History.

The talk will take place at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society on Wednesday, October 26, at 6 p.m.

The program is presented in concert with a current exhibit in the Historical Society’s Community Gallery, “Moving Forward, Looking Back.” The exhibit, in three parts, showcases a sampling of the Museum of disABILITY History’s current traveling exhibits. Each display is designed to create awareness and to serve as a platform for dialogue and discovery. Fraser will speak about the Museum of disABILITY’s goals and its ongoing mission.

The three Museum of disABILITY History exhibits that are featured in the Community Gallery are “Madness in America: A History of Mental Health,” “On the Edge of Town: Almshouses in Western New York,” and “The Kennedy Connection.”

Founded in 1998, the Museum of disABILITY History is dedicated to the collection, preservation and display of artifacts pertaining to the history of people with disabilities. Located in Buffalo, NY and on the World Wide Web, the Museum offers educational exhibits and activities that expand community awareness. For more information on the museum and/or its programs, visit www.museumofdisability.org or call (716) 629-3626.  The Museum of disABILITY is a project of People, Inc.

HOW MUCH: Historical Society members: FREE. Non-members: FREE with museum admission.

INFO: www.buffalohistory.org, 873-9644, x311

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