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Museum of disABILITY History to Host Book Signing with Author Darby Penney

Event in Conjunction with Temporary Exhibit, The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

March 19, 2015: The Museum of disABILITY History will host a book signing with Darby Penney, advocate and author of The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic on Saturday, March 21, at 1p.m. at 3826 Main Street, Buffalo.

Penney and co-author Peter Stastny spent 10 years investigating and learning about patients committed to Willard State Hospital and the lives they had before and after being committed to the institution. Their book tells the fascinating stories of these patients.

Admission for the event is $6 for adults and $3.50 for seniors, students and human service employees. It is being held in conjunction with the traveling exhibit The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic, which will be on display at the Museum of disABILITY History until April 11. The exhibit was created by The Community Consortium, an organization that works to promote the full citizenship and civil rights of people with psychiatric disabilities.

To register for the book signing event or for more information, call 716-629-3626.

The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society’s reactions. The Museum of disABILITY History, located at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo, NY, offers educational exhibits, programs and activities that expand community awareness.

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