Deaf History Museum at VSDB
This beautiful wooden plaque announces the location of the Deaf History Museum at VSDB.
|Ribbon cutting ceremony.||A round of applause after the ribbon was cut.|
|Entering the Deaf History Museum.||Everyone wants to see everything!|
|The crowd at the museum.||Everyone wanted to see the pictures.|
|Tom Sewell and Gary Viall.||The museum was packed!|
|Talking about old times.||Gordon Landes looks at old pictures of dormitory life.|
|Eagle Scouts.||Leo Yates on left cover; the Moores on right cover.|
|16mm movie projector and closed captioning device.||Can you remember using this big, noisy teletypewriter?|
|Elizabeth Taylor and John Warner||Girl's dress uniform, rocking chair, and cot.|
|More talking of good old times.||Rachel Bavister signs the visitor book.|
|Picture of Reverend Job Turner, VAD's first President||Hey, that's me!|
|Ah, this sure brings old memories!||Sculpture titled "Deaf Freedom" (see explanation at bottom)|
|Pictures of VSDB athletic teams.||Let's see, his name was....|
|Pictures of dorm life at VSDB.||The guy on left was explaining how it was done.|
|See, the letters are set backward....||The museum wouldn't have been possible without these people.|
|The first deaf school in USA was in Virginia!||A leather helmet used by VSDB football player.|
|Sports uniforms and equipment used by VSDB athletes over the years.||This is part of the Athletic exhibit.|
|This is part of the Dorm Life exhibit.||Articles, essays, reports, etc., written by VSDB students.|
|Crafts made by VSDB students.||The wooden doll bed was made by a VSD boy, and a doll, by a VSD girl.|
|This purse was woven by Mary (Fridley) Kiser in 1930's.||Name tags were used to identify owners of clothes.|
|Exhibit of hearing aids.||View #1 of the museum.|
|View #2 of the museum.||View #3 of the museum.|
|View #4 of the museum.||View #5 of the museum.|
|They're talking about what they saw in the museum.|
The young lady on right is Rachel Bavister.
This sculpture shows a man who achieved his freedom after
breaking a leather strap that previously binded his wrists.
Please support the Deaf History Museum;
your donation will be greatly appreciated.
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