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What's Your Story?

Indiana Disability History Project

Tell Your Story

Indiana Disability History Project

Picturing My World

Irene and Brenda

photo of Irene and Brenda

Picturing My World

Don Robinson's Story

photo of Don and his cat

Kentucky Childhood

Granddad Stinson and Grandma Stinson

photo of Granddad Stinson and Grandma Stinson

My First Permanent

1930's Perm Machine

photo of 1930's Perm Machine

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Site Closing November 1

Oct 2nd, 2017 by admin | 0

Attention Museum of the Person USA website visitors and contributors: www.museumoftheperson.org has had lovely life, but it’s drawing to a close. After November 1, 2017, the site will be taken down. We thank everyone who has provided stories and made comments!

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Stories of the Spirit: Closets, Tombs, and New Life

Apr 26th, 2008 by admin | 0

by Doug Bauder I was born in Bethlehem, PA, an historic community whose culture has been influenced by those who settled and named the town on Christmas Eve in 1741. Known as “Moravians,” they were descendents of those who followed the teachings of Czech reformer John Hus, one of the earliest leaders of the Protestant […]

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Stories of the Spirit: Lillian Casillas’ Story

Apr 26th, 2008 by admin | 0

by Lillian Casillas Growing up I was raised Mexican Catholic. It may seem strange that I add the “Mexican” part, but for those who are familiar with Latin American history may know why. The world that I grew up in is a mixture of many cultures and beliefs. The dominant being that of Spain “Catholic” […]

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Stories of the Spirit: It Started with a Yawlp

Apr 26th, 2008 by admin | 0

by Phil Stafford My earliest memory of the church is a received one. As Unitarians in the small town of Hobart, Indiana, in 1949, my parents brought me in my infancy to the congregation not to be “baptized”, of course, but to be welcomed. I am told that I was given a red rose to […]

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Stories of the Spirit: My Spiritual Self

Apr 26th, 2008 by admin | 0

by Pamela Freeman Having grown up in a small community in which nearly everyone was identifiable as “Christian” or “Catholic,” I did not understand until I was in my teens that my Catholic neighbors and friends were just as “Christian” as those of us who belonged to protestant denominations. My family’s church, the First United […]

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Fern Bonchek

Apr 26th, 2008 by admin | 0

Fern Bonchek is a native to Bloomington, Indiana who grew up in a socially conscious environment. Her mother ran a therapeutic horseback-riding program when Fern was a child, enabling her to develop her love for horses as well as her passion for sharing that love with others who are not in similar conditions. “I really […]

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Mai Takada

Apr 26th, 2008 by admin | 0

Mai Takada shared some of her experiences as a student from Japan at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Since I was little, my parents have accepted many exchange students from different countries. So it makes me interested in different cultures all around the world. My hometown is called Kyoto (old-capital of Japan). Kyoto is famous […]

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Kentucky Childhood (1923-1940) by Mabel Hohimer

Apr 26th, 2008 by admin | 3

Mabel Hohimer now resides in Bloomington, Indiana and lived much of her adult life in Evansville, Indiana. She grew up on a farm in Kentucky, and this is the story of her childhood. I dedicate this story to my children and grandchildren, and hope that it will help them connect with the generations that preceded […]

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Memories from Mary’s Childhood by Mary Wolf Depew

Apr 26th, 2008 by admin | 3

These stories are a collection of memories from Mary’s childhood. They include stories about the tractor she drove into the pond, her memories of the bread man, a story about her art set, and a memory of playing with paper dolls. These stories include childhood memories of going to Niagara Falls, being lost in a […]

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Interview with Ivan Headley – Member of the Ladyman’s 9 oclock Breakfast Club

Apr 26th, 2008 by admin | 0

When Mr. Ivan Headley came back from the service after World War II, he went to work for one of Bloomington, Indiana’s local creameries, Sprigg’s Dairy. He later went on to work for Johnson’s Creamery whose smokestack remains a prominent part of the downtown’s landscape to this day. The two jobs combined, he worked for […]

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