A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
(202) 250-2235 (Videophone)
The National Deaf Life Museum's first exhibition, Olof Hanson, Conspicuous Leader (1862-1933), opened on October 22, 2009 and closed on October 1, 2011. The exhibit was in the Weyerhaeuser Family Art Gallery and Exhibition Hall, on the lower level adjacent to the Marketplace in the I. King Jordan Student Academic Center. The exhibit focused on the life of the deaf architect, advocate, and clergyman Olof Hanson. "The purpose of this exhibit is to share the depth and richness of the history of deaf people and their influence on the world," said Dr. Jane Norman, '68, director and curator of the Gallaudet University Museum. The opening of the exhibit attracted a large audience of students, staff, faculty, and visitors, all welcomed by Provost Stephen Weiner. "Great universities have great museums," said Dr. Weiner, holding up a full page notice on the importance of museums at institutions of higher learning from a recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. He added, "This is your museum. It belongs to the people of Gallaudet." The exhibition curator, Tabitha Jacques, '06, said the exhibit "explores the context of what life was like for some deaf people during Hanson's time." (Source: Gallaudet Today, Winter 2010 issue.)
Photo of Olof Hanson Exhibition Opening Day. From Left to Right: Jean Bergey, Scott Carollo, Curator Tabitha Jacques, Honorary Co-Chairs Jack and Rosalyn Gannon, Drew Robarge, Director Jane Norman
Olof Hanson, Conspicuous Leader 1862-1933
The Weyerhaeuser Family Art Gallery and Exhibition Hall
I. King Jordan Student Academic Center
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
Copyright © 2021 Gallaudet University. All rights reserved.
800 Florida Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20002
Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15