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Forgotten No More: Monument for the Forgotten Exhibit Opening
The Museum of disABILITY History will be holding a grand opening event for its Monument for the Forgotten exhibit on Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at 3826 Main Street, Buffalo. The exhibit pays homage to the individuals who died in area institutions and were buried in desolate, nameless and unmarked graves. These individuals were long forgotten as time passed, but they are forgotten no more due to cemetery restoration efforts of area volunteers and businesses.
Following the exhibit opening program, a panel discussion entitled “Institutional Cemetery Restoration – Why we Restore,” will be held.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Pam Formoso, pformoso@people-inc.org or 716.629.3626.

U.S. Paralympic Athlete Adam Page to Speak
The Museum of disABILITY History will welcome U.S. Paralympic athlete, Adam Page, as the latest speaker in its Person First Forum Series. His presentation, “Living an Independent Life, Making Dreams a Reality,” will be held on Saturday, July 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Museum, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo. Page will discuss his personal experiences, including his introduction to sled hockey and road to Paralympic success.
A resident of Lancaster, NY, Page is a Paralympic athlete who has inspired many with his abilities on and off the ice. Born on March 10, 1992, with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, Page found sled hockey at the age of 6 and has been playing for sixteen years. At 14, he was chosen for the USA Development Team and, not long after, joined the USA men’s national team at the age of 15. Page has participated in the 2010 and 2014 Paralympics in Vancouver, British Colombia and Sochi, Russia, respectively. Additionally, he has taken part in four world championships and won four medals - two gold, a silver and a bronze.
The Person First Forum is a free event. Regular admission applies to those who wish to tour the Museum of disABILITY History, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to register,call 716.629.3626, or RSVP through the Facebook event listing.

New Store Item: Shot Glass Features Richardson Towers
The Museum of disABILITY History Store is excited to announce its newest collector’s item that you won’t want to pass up! We now have a unique shot glass that features a historic image of the Richardson Complex.

The H.H. Richardson Complex, also known as The Buffalo Psychiatric Center, was built in 1871. It still exists today, however only one building continues to operate as an in-house mental health assisted living center. It was abandoned for a while and is currently being considered for a massive remodel which includes a hotel. At the reasonable price of $4.95, this shot glass is available for purchase in the Museum of disABILITY History or online at store.museumofdisability.org!

Do you Like the Museum of disABILITY History on Facebook?
What do you love most about the Museum of disABILITY History? Do you have a favorite exhibit or event? Why not write a review on the Museum of disABILITY History Facebook page and let others know about it? Your positive comments will help promote our exhibits, events and educational activities and spread disABILITY awareness! The “review option” is currently located at the top of the Museum of disABILITY History Facebook page, underneath the cover photo.

Ceremony Marks Restoration of the Niagara County Almshouse Cemetery
The Niagara County Almshouse Cemetery Restoration Ceremony, hosted by the Museum of disABILITY History, People Inc. and Niagara County officials, was held on June 5, in Lockport. The event marked the restoration of the neglected cemetery and honored the lives of the more than 1,400 Niagara County Almshouse residents who died and were buried there, most with unmarked graves, between 1830-1916. The ceremony included the unveiling of a memorial plaque and refurbished Merritt monument, the only inscribed gravestone at the location. Approximately 40 names of individuals laid to rest in the cemetery were read during the program. Click here for an event recap and photos on Facebook.
Proclamation presentation: Museum of disABILITY History Director Doug Farley, People Inc. Chief Operating Officer Rhonda Frederick, People Inc. Associate Vice President Dave Mack-Hardiman and Niagara County Legislature Chairman William Ross.

For more information about the Museum of disABILITY History,
call 716.629.3626 or visit www.museumofdisability.org.

3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14226
Museum of disABILITY History Store online: store.museumofdisability.org

1219 North Forest Road | Williamsville, NY 14231 US

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