"War and disABILITY" Exhibit Continues Until End of December at Museum of disABILITY History
People Inc.'s Museum of disABILITY History will continue its "War and disABILITY" until December 31, 2011 at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo. The exhibit focuses on the social perception, care and treatment of veterans who are disabled throughout history.
A video was recently created about the exhibit, which includes excerpts from Judge Robert Russell from the Veterans Court, and Steve Banko, Western New York's most decorated Vietnam Veteran. The video can be seen on YouTube or with key search terms of "War and disABILITY Exhibit."
The exhibit examines the American military and disability experience in terms of medical and military technology, legislation regarding veterans, the psychiatric effects of combat, pop-culture and disability, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injury and the contributions of individuals with disabilities in times of national need.
In addition to the exhibit, artifacts from the collection of the Museum of disABILITY are on display, including: an antique prosthetic leg that was donated by the Niagara County Historical Society, items from the Disabled American Veterans, rehabilitation books, postcards, and a Litter like those used in the military to transport wounded off the battlefield.
The Museum of disABILITY History is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission fees apply. The exhibit will be available for businesses, schools, colleges and other organizations to rent for events and displays.
For more information or to schedule a group tour, call 716.629.3626. Walk-ins welcome.
The Museum of disABILITY History is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society's reactions. Located in the Amherst/Buffalo border and at www.museumofdisability.org, the Museum offers educational exhibits and activities that expand community awareness.
People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 10,000 people with special needs, their families, and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.