The Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit Program is a series of permanent sidewalk exhibits at sixteen landmark sites throughout downtown Ann Arbor. Each exhibit has a theme. The first exhibit, installed in 1999, illustrates the hustle and bustle of town life that once centered on Courthouse Square. Subsequent exhibits throughout the downtown showcase the city's artistic heritage and the roles of business, banking, manufacturing and education in shaping the community. An online tour of the exhibit is also available at: http://www.aadl.org/aastreets. This DVD, narrated by Ann Arbor historian, Wystan Stevens, traces the evolution of the project from a grassroots-level initiative to a community-wide enterprise generously funded and supported by Ann Arbor citizens, local government, and corporations. The film includes an overview of the various design and installation processes involved and a list of donors and sponsors.
Helen Keller Exhibit Reception
Friday May 2 is the opening of the Downtown Library exhibit Child in a Strange Country: Helen Keller and the History of Education for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, an interactive, fully accessible National Traveling Exhibit from the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind.
Join us on the third floor of the Downtown Library at 7 pm for a special opening reception with music, refreshments and remarks by Library Director Josie Parker and Micheal A. Hudson, Director of the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind.
If you know someone who has vision loss, find out more about the services offered through Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled@AADL.
Find out about all of the library's fun stuff for kids with AADL's parent page! JUMP is your stop to find recommended stuff for kids and learn about upcoming library events. Parents can also get information to plan their visit to the library an even find out about resources to help kids with their homework. It's all at jump.aadl.org!