Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
American School for the Deaf
On Tuesday, April 15, 1817, in a building located on this site, the Connecticut Asylum for the Education of Deaf and Dumb Persons officially opened. The school was the first in America to teach deaf children and had a class of seven syudents. The name was changed to the American Asylum at Hartford in 1819. Today, it is the well known, American School for the Deaf.
"Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped." IS 35:5
"Here, is witnessed, for the first time in this western world, the affecting sight of a little group of fellow sufferer assembling for instruction, whom neither sex nor age, nor distance could prevent from hastening to embrace the first opportunity of aspiring to the privileges that we enjoy as rational, social and immortal beings."
- Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
To Those Who Remembered the Forgotten
Location. 41° 45.843′ N, 72° 40.451′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Gold Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Located on the wall of Bushnell Towers & Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Gold Street, Hartford CT 06103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Abel Buel (within shouting distance of this marker); Center Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Homesite of Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth (within shouting distance of this marker); John Haynes (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Hooker (within shouting distance of this marker); Hartford (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Samuel Stone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacred to the Memory (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
Also see . . . American School for the Deaf. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 518 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.