Deaf Heritage Centre
Deaf Heritage Centre – DHC was set up in 1999 by a group of past pupils of St Joseph’s from the School for Deaf Boys. Its aims are to collate, maintain and protect artifacts, materials and records of the Deaf community, going back over 200 years.
Their vision is to embrace the checkered historical attainments, cultural and linguistic developments, events and social changes within the Deaf community in Ireland. Their aims are to collate, maintain and protect artifacts, materials and records from the Deaf community, tracing back over 200 years ago.
The objectives of DHC are, together with the ex-pupils from St Mary’s School for Deaf Girls and other Deaf schools, to showcase collections of heritage, to preserve data and records in its archive-room and to provide education on Deaf history in Ireland. It seeks to promote the history of the Deaf Community in Ireland and to encourage the Deaf Community to take pride in their history.
The exhibition stand for the Deaf Heritage Centre is currently being constructed. The process should be complete by end of the year. The new exhibition stand will display various historical materials, resources and records from the Deaf community.
It’s closed to the public for the moment. They do however arrange special events, such as DVD Nights showing activities in St Joseph’s from the 1930s to the 1970s, displays the historical resources from the Deaf community and so on. We would recommend checking out their Facebook for the latest updates. You can also click the “like” button on their Facebook page to keep yourself updated on what’s happening with them.
If you are interested in visiting their museum, please contact the Deaf Heritage Centre committee for assistance.
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