At the Museum of disABILITY History, there is always plenty going on. We play host to a variety of temporary exhibits—all of which are well worth exploring.

The current “temporary exhibit” is Monument for the Forgotten.
This 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.


Continuum of Care: A History of WNY Human Service Agencies is a temporary exhibit that we are always seeking to expand.

Does your organization have a unique history?

The history of human service agencies in WNY is more than just dates of establishment or old street addresses, it is like a family saga. It’s the story of PEOPLE who saw a need to help others to lead lives that would be meaningful and appreciated. Whether you organization had its roots in the faith–based community, a civic charitable organization, or the Parent’s Movement, there are stories of struggle and triumph, serious work and serious joy to be told. And like any “family tree” there are certainly some colorful figures who helped to shape the vision of “what could be” by engaging the community, businesses and the media.

The Continuum of Care exhibit is designed to be unveiled in a series of installments. If you would like to learn more about how your organization can be featured in our “Continuum of Care: A History of Western New York Human Service Agencies” exhibit, please contact the Museum of disABILITY History at (716) 629-3626 or