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Museum of DisABILITY History

Permanent Exhibits

The Museum of disABILITY History's permanent collection takes visitors on a journey through disability history. Exhibits include:

Throughout History — An introduction to Disability History. "As long as there have been people, there have been people with disabilities."

Almshouses and Schools — The evolution of care for individuals with disabilities and the development of early Poorhouses, Almshouses and Schools.

Path to the Institution — Highlighting the establishment of the early State Schools and Institutions in New York State.

Eugenics in America — A look at the history of Eugenics in America, including negative and positive eugenics.

Pop Culture — A look at the role of disability in popular culture.

Sports and Disability — A look at the participation of individuals with disabilities in sports and recreation as well as the development of adaptive sports.

The Evolution of Adaptive Equipment — The history and development of mobility aids and adaptive equipment.

The Invacar Exhibit — The Invacar, a three-wheeled carriage powered by a motorcycle-type engine, was made in Britain from 1948–1977.