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.

Deaf Freedom
This sculpture shows a man who achieved his freedom after
breaking a leather strap that previously binded his wrists.

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