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Education of the Blind
Samuel Gridley Howe
Helen Keller, the president whisperer
February 16, 2018
A look back at the deafblind icon’s relationships with seven U.S. presidents.
From Founding to Opening the first School for the Blind in the United States
January 23, 2018
Despite incorporating in 1829, Perkins did not officially open its doors to students until 1832. What took so long?
A Day With Helen Keller
January 8, 2018
A guest blog post about Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan's close friendship with Joseph Edgar Chamberlin, written by his great-great granddaughter.
National History Day at Perkins
December 15, 2017
Learn about some possible topics for 2018 National History Day projects focusing on Conflict and Compromise in History.
Teacher of teachers
December 6, 2017
Perkins has a long history of training educators of students who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired.
1917 Halifax Explosion Spurred Outreach from Perkins School for the Blind Alumni
December 5, 2017
A letter from Perkins Alumni Association members offering support to those who lost their vision following the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
My Introduction to Archival Practice in the Perkins Archives
December 4, 2017
Blog post about Perkins Archives internship by Simmons College graduate student Ashley Williams.
Perkins' historic connection to the Boston Common Christmas tree
November 30, 2017
Annual gift from Nova Scotia honors Halifax Explosion relief efforts by Perkins and other local institutions.
A pond for study and fun
September 21, 2017
Since 1912, students have enjoyed ice skating, rowing and learning about the Perkins Pond’s wildlife and ecosystem.
55 Years at Perkins: Julian H. Mabey's Story
September 20, 2017
Story and information about Julian H. Mabey, who worked at Perkins School for the Blind as a teacher for 55 years between 1893 and 1944.