The American Printing House for the Blind (company established in 1860 produce formats that the blind can read audio, Braille, etc. Read more about their history http://www.aph.org/museum/museum_history.html ) has established a museum and taken an interest in Mary Ingalls. They have started an annual Mary Ingalls birthday party. This year the Birthday Party for Mary Ingalls will be held Saturday, Jan 12th from 10:30am to 12:30pm. If you can get to Louisville, Kentucky, I’ve heard good things. They have also put together an online exhibit in honor of Mary. It’s not the definitive depiction by any means, but does a nice job of retelling the Ingalls story from Mary’s viewpoint, copies much of the Iowa School for the Blind information from Gleanings of the Past, and provides some Mary trivia questions (have someone read them to you, the answers are right there too hard not to read).
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