Disability Heritage: From the Medieval to the Local (Home)

Created by Fitchburg State University students, this exhibit combines local history artifacts and stories with medieval artifacts and stories in order to highlight the lineage of disability and its presence throughout history. The purpose of the exhibit is to engage viewers in conversations about the history of disability and to explore how more distant heritage connects with local heritage. But, more importantly, the goal is to help make visible a heritage that is all too often marginalized and forgotten.

This exhibition is continually in development, so new artifacts may be added and entries may be under revision at any time.

Disability Heritage: From the Medieval to the Local (Exhibit Photos)
Disability Heritage: From the Medieval to the Local (Home)