Exhibits: Museum Shop

Beyond Affliction

Beyond Affliction: The Disability History Project is a lively, award-winning radio series, produced by Laurie Block with Jay Allison (available for purchase in CD format). The exhibits here feature audio interviews, images, audio clips and background essays for each program. Slide shows will be added soon. Listen, look about, and consider how disability experiences matter to you and your community.

1. Inventing the Poster Child:

From Tiny Tim to the March of Dimes, the poster child was and still is central to charitable fundraising. Buy Inventing the Poster Child Now

Time Period: 1921

2. What's Work Got To Do With It?:

Adults with disabilities still face low employment expectations and job discrimination. What's it like to navigate the complex tangle of old and new policies and attitudes? Buy What's Work Got To Do With It? Now

Time Period: 1918

3. The Overdue Revolution:

Meet some of the disability rights movement's key advocates and consider why they came to demand civil rights not just social welfare supports. Hear them tell how they sat in, marched and organized to create a better future for themselves. Buy The Overdue Revolution Now

Time Period: 1960

4. Tomorrow's Children:

Unprecedented ethical dilemmas arise with prenatal testing. To understand present day challenges, we must consider how the treatment of disabled individuals in the past continues to influence the present. Buy Tomorrow's Children Now

Time Period: 1988