Museum of Disability History, Buffalo

4.3
#10 of 10 in Museums in Buffalo
The only museum of its kind in the U.S., 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, New York, and online, the Museum of disABILITY History offers educational exhibits and activities that expand community awareness.

Features:

- Permanent exhibits and collection items

- Publications published by the Museum of disABILITY History

- Traveling exhibits

- Store: Onsite and online, https://store.museumofdisability.org

- Educational programs and presentations

- New York State Disability History Curriculum

Traveling exhibits are available for schools, colleges, businesses, libraries, conferences or community events to rent and can be shipped, including:

- African Americans and the Disability Experience

- Continuum of Care: History of WNY Human Service Agencies

- Dr. P.H. Skinner:Disability Educator, Advocate and Abolitionist

- In the Game: Sports and Disability

- The Kennedy Connection

- Little Differences: The Portrayal of Children with disABILITIES Throughout History

- Madness in America: A History of Mental Health

- Moving Forward, Looking Back

- The Quest for the Cure: Polio in America

- Reel Life: disABILITY goes to the Movies

- Self Advocacy: A History of People Speaking Up for Themselves

- War and disABILITY
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  • What a wonderful and interesting spot to go and learn. So many historical facts that you might not know in a visually engaging space.  more »
  • I have attended a few Authors talks and found myself caught up in the history of a subject and of the Buffalo area that I would not have otherwise been aware of. I find the Museum very enriching. I si...  more »
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  • I have been wanting to go there for years to see what it was all about. I finally made it there thanks to my professor having us attend outing related to diversity and oppression. I truly enjoy gaining the knowledge of local history about disabled facilities, services and equipment. I will go back to take my girls. Great experience
  • There's honestly nowhere else like this museum. It's so important to have a place where people can come and educate themselves more on the history of people with disabilities. The museum itself is not that large but, there is a lot to learn if you're willing to read.

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