Grand Opening Program

Grand Opening Program. IMG DES: Gallaudet Museum logo with purple background. Text: Deaf HERstory Grand Opening.  Museum Annex - Weyerhaeuser Gallery September 29, 2015 at 12:30pm. Program: Welcome and Greetings - Meredith Peruzzi. Speakers: Mrs. Vicki Hurwitz, Dr. Jane Norman, Dr. Genie Gertz, and Dr. Arlene Blumenthal Kelly.  Ribbon Cutting and the Opening of the Exhibit. Refreshments will follow.

Mrs. Vicki Hurwitz who is the former First Lady of Gallaudet University and a former Honorary Chair of Friends of Gallaudet University Museum.

Mrs. Hurwitz is a pioneer who established the first Deaf Women's Studies at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) in 1993 and since then she has been strong leader and proponent of various organizations relating to Deaf Women.

Photo of Mrs. Vicki Hurwitz

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Photo of Dr. Jane Norman

Dr. Jane Norman, Director and Curator Emerita of Gallaudet University Museum, established the Gallaudet Museum in 2007 with its first exhibit that opened in 2010.  

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Dr. Genie Gertz is currently the Deaf of College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) here at Gallaudet University. The Gallaudet University Museum currently works closely with the Academic Affairs to create an interdisciplinary academic environment for Deaf History research and other Deaf History related programs.

Photo of Dr. Genie Gertz

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Photo of Dr. Arlene B. Kelly

Dr. Arlene Blumenthal Kelly is a Professor at the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. She was the Academic Coordinator for the Interns that were involved with the development of Deaf HERstory Exhibition. 

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