A museum dedicated  to ordinary people doing  extraordinary things. 

The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind features the contributions of those, both blind and sighted, who made the world a more accessible place. We work, every day, to erase barriers and promote tolerance and fairness.


Hidden Legacies of Helen Keller

September 17–18, 2022

Everyone thinks they know Helen Keller’s story. But Keller—an author, activist, fundraiser, advocate, sister, daughter, ambassador, friend, celebrity, and champion of women, people with disabilities and those living in poverty around the globe—defies easy description. Join the American Printing House and our co-sponsor The Filson Historical Society for a two-day symposium that will explore the hidden historical legacy and context of this great American. Conference registration is now open!

A studio portrait of Helen Keller wearing a dark hat decorated with netting.

Online Exhibits

One museum, many stories. 

Our online exhibits take you just a bit deeper and explore forgotten aspects of education and rehabilitation.

Closeup of a curved metal embossing plate with a key to the braille alphabet in raised characters. A braille label on a metal plate is partially visible below.

Plan Your Visit

We promise you’ll remember your trip. 

Walking through our museum or watching braille books and Talking Books in production, you’ll gain a new appreciation for how we serve people who are blind or visually impaired. Individuals, families, and groups are all welcome.

A girl with her hair in a pony tail holds an audio device to her ear with one hand and touches a plaster statue of Louis Braille with the other hand. Other children explore a museum exhibit in the background.


Learn about blindness and  the capabilities of people who are blind. 

We host a wide range of events and workshops for children and adults — history, theater, crafts, and everything in between.

Scattered photographs of people from many times and places

Traveling Exhibits

The best stories  are true stories. 

“Like a child in a strange country” is how Helen Keller’s teacher described the first two years of Helen’s formal education. “Child in a Strange Country” is a fully accessible traveling exhibit designed for small museums, library galleries, and blindness agencies.

Scattered items including photographs of Helen Keller as a child and adult, white gloves, a spray of flowers, beads, and colored fabrics

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