Perkins History

Robert Smithdas communicating with his secretary Herbert Lehman via the manual alphabet at the National School for the Blind, Tokyo.
July 22, 2014
Perkins School for the Blind 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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