Finding strength through painting, celebrating Down syndrome
Finding strength through painting, celebrating Down syndrome
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Artist Nancy Hall to Present “All Things Are Possible”
As part of our Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series, we welcome artist Nancy Hall to present “All Things Are Possible,” on Saturday, April 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo. Nancy’s story is one of hope, strength and determination to overcome obstacles.

In May of 2000, Nancy was in a tragic motorcycle accident resulting in becoming paralyzed from the neck down. Nancy is now an established artist who paints by mouth. She is a student of the International Mouth and Foot Association.

Artwork will be on display and for sale. The event costs are: $6 for adults, $3.50 for students, seniors and human service employees and free for Museum members. Proceeds benefit the Museum of disABILITY History and Feminists for Nonviolent Choices. To register or for more information, call 716.629.3626.
“In Celebration of Down Syndrome”
Born with an extra chromosome, individuals who have Down syndrome will be honored in an exciting new exhibit at the Museum of disABILITY History. The exhibit, “In Celebration of Down Syndrome,” will debut on Saturday, May 7, at 2p.m., 3826 Main Street, Buffalo.

The exhibit explores historical myths and facts, as well as stories of successful employment and popular culture. Memorabilia generously donated by actor Christopher Burke, popularly known as Corky from the television series Life Goes On, will be on display.

Dr. David Wright, professor of history at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Wright is the author and co-editor of eight books, including, Down Syndrome: The History of a Disability. A focus of the exhibit will be the beautiful work of Eva Stoijink, a Dutch photographer who published the book, Down’s Upside: A Positive View of Down’s Syndrome.

The exhibit is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities and a donation from the Down Syndrome Parents Group of Western New York, Inc.

For more information, call 716.629.3626.
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Spring It On
The Museum of disABILITY History is happy to be a part of the Spring It On campaign through United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, beginning 8 a.m. on March 24, until 8 a.m. March 25. The campaign provides a focal point for fundraising in support of a variety of non-profit organizations in our community. Funds will support our ongoing educational programs that promote the understanding and acceptance of individuals with developmental disabilities. To make a donation, click here.
Save 10 Percent at our Store in March
In recognition of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a 10 percent savings will be offered in our Museum of disABILITY History store throughout the month of March. Unique products handmade by individuals with disabilities from People Inc.’s Day Habilitation programs are available. Items include handcrafted wooden wine stoppers and pens, as well as painted wine glass sets. Other items include jewelry, DVDs and books. Click here for a coupon. Our store is open during the Museum of disABILITY History’s regular hours, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 3826 Main Street, Buffalo.
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For more information about the Museum of disABILITY History,
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3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14226
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