ADA25 Legacy Tour Stops Here!

The Museum of disABILITY History is pleased to host the ADA25 Legacy Tour and Reception on Wednesday, April 29, from 4 to 6 p.m., 3826 Main Street, Buffalo. We are excited to be part of this big celebration as the ADA Legacy Tour visits Buffalo as it rolls across the country raising awareness about the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)! There will be a presentation, along with an opportunity for photos to be taken in front of the ADA25 Legacy tour bus and to view displays highlighting photographer Tom Olin’s iconic photos and milestones in the disability rights movement. Just as thousands have done during the ADA25 Legacy Tour’s journey, you will have a chance to add your signature to the ADA quilt!

In conjunction with the University at Buffalo Center for Disability Studies, we are pleased to host the ADA25 Legacy Tour on April 29 and 30. Prior to Buffalo, the tour will be coming from Grand Rapids, Michigan and then traveling to Morgantown, West Virginia. The tour will travel to other states and join disability community leaders in Washington, DC, on July 26.

Please join us as we celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turning twenty-five with free admission to the Museum of disABILITY History on April


The Museum of disABILITY History will now be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday! Please stop in for a tour of our unique collection!


LITTLE DIFFERENCES: The Portrayal of Children with disABILITIES Throughout History is now available as a Traveling Exhibit.


The highly anticipated “Abandoned Asylums of New England: A Photographic Journey by John Gray” is now available for purchase at the museum store! The book offers the work of photographer John Gray, who has captured the final throes of the once majestic monuments of medical treatment. This photographic journey into the world of urban exploration documents the state of some of New England’s storied temples of control, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with disabling conditions.

The Museum of disABILITY History provides a historical context for these asylums that heightens the degree of entropy into which these feats of architectural grandeur have fallen. From the gigantic Kirkbride campuses to the airy tuberculosis hospitals, Gray’s photography reveals through its compositions the poignant echoes of the lives lived, and sometimes lost, at these disappearing asylums. Click on the Museum Store tab and get your copy today!