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Helen Keller statue coming to Huntsville museum

By Amanda Jarrett -  email

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – A new exhibit featuring a statue of Helen Keller is on display at the Huntsville Museum of Art.

The statue illustrates the moment the Shoals native realized the meanings in the manual alphabet shown to Keller by teacher Anne Sullivan.

Keller was born in Tuscumbia. Her home, Ivy Green, is now a museum dedicated to her life.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Huntsville to learn more about Helen Keller and how her oft-stated goal to end preventable blindness and deafness continues to inspire our global efforts in medical research," said Robert Morris, M.D., president of the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education. 

The exhibit will be on display at the Huntsville Museum of Art through the end of March.

For information about the exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art, click here.

Click here for the official Ivy Green website.

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