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.

Online Exhibit

A thousand and one 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 people who are blind do what they do. 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.

Events

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

We host a wide range of educational programs for children and adults — history, theater, crafts, and everything in between. Or you can schedule a workshop for your school, homeschool, church, or scout group.

Scattered photographs of people from many times and places

Educational Resources

Borrow a piece of the story. 

Our educational loan kits are available for use free of charge to groups in the greater Louisville area.  Our free online lesson plans are available for classroom use.

Two boys write on Perkins Braillewriters in a museum exhibit

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

Keep in touch.

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