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Museum of DisABILITY History


In Celebration of Down Syndrome

The exhibit is currently on display.
3826 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14226

“In Celebration of Down syndrome,” an addition to the Museum of disABILITY History, recognizes individuals who have Down syndrome in a fascinating new exhibit. The exhibit explores medical history, myths and facts, as well as success stories and popular culture.

Exhibit highlights include:

Vibrant multimedia and Hollywood memorabilia

Stunning photography of Eva Snoijink: Select photos from her book, Downs Upside: A Positive View of Down’s Syndrome

Stories of people living in Western New York who have Down syndrome

Kelly’s Hollywood, an inspirational documentary about a young woman who has Down syndrome who fulfills her dream, is available to view as part of the exhibit.

Medical history of Down syndrome

Myths and facts – you may be surprised with learning something new

Hollywood popular culture: Celebrity actors and advocates are featured in our pop culture panel of the exhibit, including Lauren Potter, Christopher Burke, Jamie Brewer, and model Madeline Stuart.

“The Unspoken Voice,” an art exhibit showcasing the talent of Bailey Bastine, a young artist from East Aurora, NY who has Down syndrome

The Museum of disABILITY History is proud to host “In Celebration of Down Syndrome.” School groups and parents, along with human service and medical professionals are encouraged to visit.

To view photos from the grand opening event, click here.

“In Celebration of Down Syndrome” was created with the assistance of Down Syndrome Parents Group of WNY and NYS Council on the Humanities.

Special thanks to Gail Williamson, founder of Down Syndrome in Arts & Media and talent agent for the Diversity Department of Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates, who contributed photos for the pop culture panel of the exhibit.