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Nov. 19, 2018 (Deadline Nov. 12) Tuscumbia – Helen Keller’s Birthplace Tour

Helen Keller’s Birthplace Tour

Nov. 19, 2018 (Deadline Nov. 12) Tuscumbia – Helen Keller’s Birthplace Tour

300 North Commons Street West Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Monday, November 19, 2018

Our tour begins at 11am, please arrive by 10:45am. Our tour will include the home and outdoor grounds and will be approximately 1 hour in length. 

RSVP and Pay by November 12, 2018. No refunds after this date. Payment guarantees your RSVP. RSVPs without payment will not be held.

Cost: $3 per student (children 4 and under are free)
$6 per adult

Please Pay and RSVP to Jamie Birath at fieldtripmoney@gmail.com with the number of adults, children and ages of children attending. Also include a contact phone number for a reminder text prior to the field trip.

After emailing me, please PayPal via Friends and Family ONLY. Do not send payment as Goods and Services as PayPal will take out a fee and your admission will not be fully paid. Please include your name in the comments section of PayPal. If you do not use PayPal and prefer to mail me your admission cost, ask for my address in your RSVP email.

Great resources to go over with your children before or after the field trip: http://braillebug.afb.org/

At a plain, black well-pump in the small southern town of Tuscumbia, Alabama, one of the world's great miracles took place. It began one bright, spring day in 1887.

Standing at the totally blind and deaf Helen Keller's side was a young woman, Anne Sullivan. Miss Sullivan was steadily pumping cool water into one of the girl's hands while repeatedly tapping out an alphabet code of five letters in the other—first slowly, then rapidly. The scene was repeated again and again as young Helen painstakingly struggled to break her world of silence.

Suddenly the signals crossed Helen's consciousness with a meaning. She knew that "w-a-t-e-r" meant the cool something flowing over her hand. Darkness began to melt from her mind like so much ice left out on the sunny March day. By nightfall, Helen had learned 30 words. 

Helen Keller, the little girl, became one of history's remarkable women. She dedicated her life to improving the conditions of blind and the deaf-blind around the world, lecturing in more than 25 countries on the five major continents. Wherever she appeared, she brought new courage to millions of blind people. 

Her teacher, Anne Sullivan is remembered as "the Miracle Worker" for her lifetime dedication, patience and love to a half-wild southern child trapped in a world of darkness.

This event is sponsored by Everest Academy but open to all homeschoolers. Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.