Disability History Museum Gets Makeover
A first-of-its-kind museum chronicling disability history is re-opening Monday in a new location with twice the space and a handful of new exhibits.
The Museum of disABILITY History in Buffalo, N.Y. is the only facility in the country devoted to the history of those with disabilities. In its new location, the museum features a host of permanent and traveling exhibits on everything from the development of technology to aid those with special needs to the influence of the Kennedy family and institutionalization.
The opening of the new facility coincides with the first official New York Disability History Day on Monday. People Inc., a local service provider in the Buffalo area which operates the museum, spearheaded efforts to get the day designated in New York state.
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Self-advocates say that the museum fills a need by showing the world what people with disabilities can accomplish despite challenges, reports The Buffalo News. To read more click here.