A project of People Inc, the Museum of disABILITY History proves that everything is possible. It is a trusted, go-to resource for anyone that is looking to learn about the history, challenges, and achievements of people with disabilities over the past few centuries.
WNY FDN. Supports Project.
We proudly acknowledge a grant for $19,118 received from WNY Foundation in support of our experiential Tour Room Project. Thank you WNY Foundation for helping us to inform and nurture empathetic citizenry.
The Museum of disABILITY History has a new exhibit called "Monument for the Forgotten." The exhibit commemorates the lives of thousands of people with disabilities who lived in institutions around Western New York. It will be on display for the remainder of 2014.
Attention: the "Dialogues on disABILITY WORKSHOP" featuring Susan Conners has been rescheduled to January 24, 2015 at 8:30am - 3:30pm. Conners will present, "Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom." News and Events
A Call for Writers
On March 6, 2015, the Museum of disABILITY History will host an evening reading and panel of disabled writers or writers who cover disability. Participants will be able to read from their work and discuss the “Crip Lit” culture, what it means to them, and how it empowers writers of difference. On March 7, 2015, we will open the Mic to local and regional disability writers who want to share their own writing, their own stories, and their own contribution to “Crip culture.” Click for more information.
Now available in the Museum store.
The highly anticipated “Abandoned Asylums of New England” is now available for purchase in the Museum Store. This photographic journey by John Gray, with historical insight by the Museum of disABILITY History, captures the final throes of the once majestic models of medical treatment. Learn more and get your copy at the Museum Store.
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Your support ensures that the Museum can continue to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities whether through an annual membership or a one-time donation. Your contribution is integral to the ongoing operation of the only bricks and mortar disability history museum in the world. See Support Us.