Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Keller Statue

There has been a dramatic increase in visitors to the museum that now occupies the home where Helen Keller was born in Alabama. The uptick is attributed to the increase in media coverage about her life, since the state unveiled a statue honoring her at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. The bronze statue shows Keller by a water pump where she first learned to communicate by sign language. It is the only statue in the Capitol Building's Staturary hall that depicts a child or a person with what some consider a disabillity.