Lexington School History Museum

Lexington School History Museum Lexington School for the Deaf History Museum & Archives Grand Opening on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 during the Lexington School for the Deaf 150th Anniversary Celebration.

Museum Curator: Melissa Vigilante, ‘91
Student Interns: Chelsea Hilaire, ‘14 & Jessica Rodriguez, ‘14
Museum Volunteers: Barbara Fleitman-Clark; Denise Horner, ‘84; Sujeiry Meregildo, ‘04; Roberta Noddin, Fran Pollick, Alexandra Pucciarelli, ‘05; Stacie Stelmach, ‘90.

Operating as usual

Here is a bit of history . . . Lexington History. Who was the first student and teacher at Lexington School for the Deaf...
05/05/2021

Here is a bit of history . . . Lexington History.

Who was the first student and teacher at Lexington School for the Deaf? A century and half years ago, Lexington was founded by two hearing parents, Isaac and Hannah Rosenfeld, for their deaf daughter and other deaf children in NYC. There was only one class in 1864, then Lexington kept growing with more students and teachers. Enjoy taking a look at the photos attached of Carolyn "Carrie" Rosenfeld, the first student and Bernard Englesman, the first teacher.

THANK YOU LEXINGTON TEACHERS, ASSISTANTS AND STAFF!

Here is a bit of history . . . Lexington History.

Who was the first student and teacher at Lexington School for the Deaf? A century and half years ago, Lexington was founded by two hearing parents, Isaac and Hannah Rosenfeld, for their deaf daughter and other deaf children in NYC. There was only one class in 1864, then Lexington kept growing with more students and teachers. Enjoy taking a look at the photos attached of Carolyn "Carrie" Rosenfeld, the first student and Bernard Englesman, the first teacher.

THANK YOU LEXINGTON TEACHERS, ASSISTANTS AND STAFF!

All schools go through changes over the years; students, staff, educational philosophies, mode of communication, and eve...
04/07/2021

All schools go through changes over the years; students, staff, educational philosophies, mode of communication, and even school buildings or campuses.

By comparing the two photos, you can see changes were made to the building indoors and outdoors. The outdoor stairwell leading to the elementary playground was torn down sometime in early to mid 2000’s to add more space to the boiler room.
#LSHM #QueensLexington
#LexingtonSchoolHistoryMuseum
#LexingtonSchoolfortheDeaf
#LexingtonBlueJays

All schools go through changes over the years; students, staff, educational philosophies, mode of communication, and even school buildings or campuses.

By comparing the two photos, you can see changes were made to the building indoors and outdoors. The outdoor stairwell leading to the elementary playground was torn down sometime in early to mid 2000’s to add more space to the boiler room.
#LSHM #QueensLexington
#LexingtonSchoolHistoryMuseum
#LexingtonSchoolfortheDeaf
#LexingtonBlueJays

Photos from Heritage ASL's post
02/02/2021

Photos from Heritage ASL's post

For anyone who may be interested in this event about Andrew J. Foster.
02/02/2021

For anyone who may be interested in this event about Andrew J. Foster.

Today (Feb 1) is the beginning of Black History Month. While the National Deaf Life Museum recognizes and supports Black History Month, we are not confined within the constraint of awareness during the month of February because Black History should be recognized all 12 months. We commit to Black Deaf stories being told via our exhibits by Black Deaf curators.

We are re-introducing our online exhibit that was released last summer, "Andrew J. Foster: Missionary, Educator, and Advocate." Exhibit Link: https://is.gd/GFzHO6

Today is fitting to recognize the legacy of Dr. Andrew J. Foster was the first openly Black Deaf graduate of Gallaudet University, class of 1954. The exhibit was curated by the late Dr. Isaac O. Agboola, '81 and G-'83.

There have been other Black Deaf students before and after Dr. Foster that we will share this month. First, let's all shift our attention to a special presentation tomorrow (Feb 2, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm) by Tim Foster, the son of Dr. Foster.

See flyer: https://is.gd/aDJD5h

Watch the event on Gallaudet University's Facebook Live : https://www.facebook.com/gallaudetu/

The event is hosted by the Gallaudet University Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with support by the Center for Black Deaf Studies, the Department of Deaf Studies, Black Student Union Gallaudet, African Student Union, District of Columbia Area Black Deaf Advocates, Inc., and the National Black Deaf Advocates, Inc. (NBDA), NBDA Eastern Region.

#blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #blackdeaf #blackdeafhistory #deafhistory

ID: Andrew Foster in color with blue background images of his school, shape of Africa continent. Text: "Andrew J. Foster: Missionary, Educator, and Advocate"

This is an awesome resource for NYC deaf history. Lexington School for the Deaf is mentioned along with other deaf NYC s...
11/25/2020
Deaf New York City Spaces

This is an awesome resource for NYC deaf history. Lexington School for the Deaf is mentioned along with other deaf NYC schools in this story maps.

This collection contains six story-maps on Deaf N.Y.C. spaces; (1) introduction, (2) clubs, (3) places of worship- religious/cultural spaces, (4) education, (5) social spaces & service facilities, and (6) appendix: additional content & research.

11/13/2020
DawnSignPress

This is why it is important to have interviews and capture them on video to preserve ASL. A deaf filmmaker, Ernest Marshall explained how the language of the deaf has changed over time but he will not change his signing.

Lately, there has been a lot of hot discussions on social media regarding ASL. We thought it would be a perfect time to share this never-before-seen footage of Deaf filmmaker Ernest Marshall being interviewed by Ben Bahan from 1997. To learn more about Ernest and see some of his early work, visit http://videocatalog.gallaudet.edu/?video=19048. Enjoy! #200yearsofasl #celebratingasl #americansignlanguage #bicenntenial #dawnsignpress #asl #deaftalent

10/30/2020
ASL Connect

Recognizing and honoring people who made contributions is important. Many people left behind valuable work or research and often are not mentioned.

Recognizing and honoring William Stokoe’s team members, Dorothy and Carl, who contributed to the research of ASL. Their valuable work validated that ASL is its own language and that Deaf people are part of a prosperous linguistic-cultural community.

Who remembers “World Around You” newsletters? Many deaf people enjoyed reading articles and stories.
10/22/2020

Who remembers “World Around You” newsletters? Many deaf people enjoyed reading articles and stories.

#throwbackthursday you ever remember “World Around You” newsletters? This shows a picture of Ernest Hairston, one of deaf authors on book, “Black and Deaf in America.” Hairston co-authored with late Linwood Smith.

Throwback Thursday! Since today is October 1st, Halloween celebrations yearly have been a fun occasion at Lexington. The...
10/01/2020

Throwback Thursday! Since today is October 1st, Halloween celebrations yearly have been a fun occasion at Lexington.

The first photo is from around 1960’s in the Manhattan Lexingon building and the second photo is around early 1970’s Queens school building. If you know names of these students, add to comments.

If you have Halloween photos from your days at Lexington School to share with us, post your photo in comments with the date and name(s) of people in your photo; share that information. We will share your photo on a future throwback day!

#LSHSTBT #LexingtonSchoolfortheDeaf #ManhattanLexington #QueensLexington #LexingtonSchoolHistoryMuseum

10/01/2020
DPAN.tv

This is why it is very important to preserve history.
This is why it is important to conduct interviews.
This is why Alumni Historians ask for stories and record it on video.
Our alumni and staff have many stories and experiences of their time at Lexington School for the Deaf. Do share!

If you want to share a story or be involved in an interview, email us at [email protected].

Helen Booker will be turning 101 years old!
If you could ask her for advice, what would you ask?

Juneteenth
06/20/2020

Juneteenth

Lexington Museum’s new addition! How many of you alumni remember cooking in the classroom with your teacher using this k...
02/01/2019

Lexington Museum’s new addition!

How many of you alumni remember cooking in the classroom with your teacher using this kind of electric stove top? This was used a lot in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s. Maybe 1990’s also.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
01/21/2019

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

09/01/2018
Seek the World

Deaf Museums are a rarity! If you get the opportunity to, visit one day.

Museum of Deaf: History, Arts & Culture in Olathe, Kansas

It is an only Musem of Deaf about Deaf History and Deaf Culture in the United States where you can get an opportunity to learn about the rich heritage and experience of being Deaf. Their goal is to the expansion of programs to educate, impact and inspire as many people as possible.

Website: https://www.museumofdeaf.org/
Phone number: (913) 782-5808
Location:455 E Park St, Olathe, KS 66061

A new addition to our school museum! This was made by a class for senior graduation sometime between 2000 to 2010. No da...
09/19/2017

A new addition to our school museum! This was made by a class for senior graduation sometime between 2000 to 2010. No date or name was written on the back.

A new donation to the Lexington Museum was made by employee and former advisor of the Class of 2004, Frank Wells. He sav...
09/04/2017

A new donation to the Lexington Museum was made by employee and former advisor of the Class of 2004, Frank Wells. He saved the graduation poster board from June 2004.

The background shows the school building with a photo of the graduating Class of 2004 and a photo of the guest speaker, Dr. Robert Davila.

There is a new donation to the Lexington Museum. A few old Lexington stickers were found in the athletic director's offi...
09/03/2017

There is a new donation to the Lexington Museum. A few old Lexington stickers were found in the athletic director's office from a former athletic director's things that were left.

Lexington School History Museum
09/03/2017

Lexington School History Museum

09/03/2017

Hello! We are changing this page name from 'Lexington 150th Anniversary Celebration' to our new name 'Lexington Historical Museum'. The Lexington Alumni Association would like to keep this page and its followers to boost recognition for the Lexingon School Museum. We are still accepting donations for the Museum if you have any old Lexington or deaf related memorabilia. Thank you.

04/20/2015
Lexington 150th Anniversary Celebration DVD Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of the Lexington 150th Anniversary DVD! https://youtu.be/YRmV1FwFzcs
The final slide show on the 150th Anniversary DVD will have many more photos and be much longer in time than this demonstration slide show. The 150th Anniversary Souvenir DVD will be completed and mailed out by the end of June 2015 for those of you who ordered a DVD last year at the 150th Anniversary. We hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!
Sincerely,
LAA 150th Committee

Here is a sneak peek of the Lexington 150th Anniversary DVD! The final slide show on the 150th Anniversary DVD will have many more photos and be much longer ...

An exciting Lexington 150th Anniversary Celebration ASL Slam event at Studio Square on Friday, June 27th! Come everyone ...
06/03/2014

An exciting Lexington 150th Anniversary Celebration ASL Slam event at Studio Square on Friday, June 27th! Come everyone (as long as you're 21 or up)!

Five days left to register for the  Lexington 150th Anniversary Celebration! The deadline is on Saturday, May 31st. Your...
05/26/2014

Five days left to register for the Lexington 150th Anniversary Celebration! The deadline is on Saturday, May 31st. Your mail should be postmarked on the 31st. Send in your registration and payment ASAP!

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05/25/2014

Mobile Uploads

6 days left until the registration deadline on Saturday, May 31st! Register ASAP!
05/25/2014

6 days left until the registration deadline on Saturday, May 31st! Register ASAP!

Interested in buying a t-shirt?! A cool t-shirt with the old & new Blue Jay printed on the front with our school's name!...
05/23/2014

Interested in buying a t-shirt?! A cool t-shirt with the old & new Blue Jay printed on the front with our school's name! On the back, it says "YEARS 150". $30 each which supports the Lexington Athletic Program! For many alumnus, sports was a huge part of their high school years!

The deadline for registering is on Saturday, May 31st!
05/22/2014

The deadline for registering is on Saturday, May 31st!

2 weeks and 4 days left to REGISTER for the 150th Anniversary! NO AT DOOR REGISTRATION ALLOWED.
05/13/2014

2 weeks and 4 days left to REGISTER for the 150th Anniversary! NO AT DOOR REGISTRATION ALLOWED.

Four weeks left until the May 31st deadline. Send in your 150th registration soon!! It is not true that we are "sold out...
05/01/2014

Four weeks left until the May 31st deadline. Send in your 150th registration soon!!

It is not true that we are "sold out". We will keep collecting registration and payments until the deadline. We have plenty of space but need to know how many people which is why the Alumni has a deadline on May 31t.

TODAY IS APRIL 28th. That means we have 2 MONTHS LEFT until the 150th Anniversary Celebration!
04/28/2014

TODAY IS APRIL 28th. That means we have 2 MONTHS LEFT until the 150th Anniversary Celebration!

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