How many days till 200 years old

Kentucky school for the deaf 
200th Anniversary

celebrates its Bicentennial in 2022-23!

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Year of 2022

Year of 2023

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Proud

The Kentucky School for the Deaf is proud to have played a vital part in the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students since its founding in 1823. It will continue to provide a quality education to the students of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as we move forward into the future.

First State-Supported School

The original institution called "Kentucky Asylum for the Tuition of the Deaf and Dumb"

First Deaf Supervisor (houseparent)

Barney McMahon. pupil 1823-1827. supervisor 1827-1831

First Deaf Teacher

John Blount: pupil 1843-1847, teacher 1847-1865

First Graduate and First Female Deaf Teacher

Elizabeth Ann Young: pupil 1847-1854, graduated in 1854 and taught from 1854 to 1858. 

First Male Graduate

Robert King: pupil  1852-59, successful businessman

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About
kentucky school for the deaf 200th anniversary

Kentucky School for the Deaf, the fourth oldest school for the Deaf in the United States, celebrates its Bicentennial in 2022-23!  Parties, commemorative events, speeches and social gatherings will attract deaf and hearing visitors from across the United States.  Collecting materials for this article helped us see clearly how our school began and how far we have travelled in our quest to educate deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Kentucky.

history

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First Deaf Superintendent 

Harvey Corson- 1994-2001

First Hearing Female Teacher

Julia Jacobs Heron- 1863-73

First “Colored School” Teacher

Morris T. Long:  pupil 1845-1860;

teacher 1896-1911

CONTACT US

ADDRESS

PO Box 565

Danville, KY 40423-0565

EMAIL

Kentucky.200thanniversary@gmail.com

TEL

859-439-0295

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