Perkins History

Inside pages of embossed book
November 28, 2014
You never know what you’ll find in the lower level of Perkins, where a treasure trove of historic artifacts is waiting to be discovered.
Perkins student in wheelchair touching large stone sculpture.
September 14, 2014
Tracing Helen Keller’s footsteps at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Robert Smithdas communicating with his secretary Herbert Lehman
July 22, 2014
Perkins graduate Dr. Robert J. Smithdas, the renowned author, poet and lecturer and a pillar of the deafblind community, died July 17 at age 89.
Perkins Superintendent Dorinda Rife, Executive Director of the Perkins Trust Kathy Sheehan and Perkins President and CEO Dave Power accepting award.
June 14, 2014
Perkins has been recognized by the Watertown Historical Commission for its restoration of Perkins Pond.
Betsy McGinnity headshot.
February 18, 2014
Fascinating items are stored in Perkins' historic archives.

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