Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture
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Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture

Our museum offers an opportunity to learn about the rich heritage and experience of being Deaf.  We are a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation, we offer group tours and special events by appointment.

Address: 544 E Park St, Olathe, KS 66061

Cost Per Girl: $7.00 per participant ($70 minimum). Please note: we do ask for an estimate of your group size in advance, and a deposit of $70 before the workshop would be appreciated.  We will calculate the final cost based on the number of participants on the day of the workshop, and the remaining payment can then be made.  Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card online and onsite.  

Fun patches can be purchased for $3/girl.

Dates/Times: The museum is open Wednesday–Saturday from 10am–4pm. We offer and book workshops at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on those days.

Registration Requirements:  All girls participating as a Girl Scout in these activities must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

Registration/Questions: Visit museumofdeaf.org and sign up for the Hands On activity under the Cultural Programs tab. We do require at least three weeks notice for booking. For questions email support@museumofdeaf.org    

After the event, share your one-of-a-kind piece of art with us to be included in the GSKSMO Virtual Art Show!  
 

YOU SCHEDULE IT! OPPORTUNITIES:

Hands-On Workshops

  All Levels 

The Hands-On Workshop offers an enriching and interactive experience, introducing children to Deaf Culture and the language.

Our standard Hands-On Workshop consists of a 1 hour program split into three 20 minute activities: ASL Storytelling, a lesson in sign language (food signs) and an art project. Storytelling offers a truly unique experience for children to observe sign language in action and interact as they follow the story. During the food signs lesson, girls learn a variety of ASL signs for everyday food items such as fruits, vegetables and meats. The art project is a fun and creative way for the girls to make their own souvenir while continuing to learn about the language and culture.  

We also encourage our groups to take a self-guided tour of the museum after the workshop as the exhibits do offer explanation of cultural and linguistic history.  The Kansas School for the Deaf exhibit shows what life was like in a typical state residential school setting years ago and some traditions that do carry on to the present day. 

Journey Connections: Brownie Journey: A World of Girls, Junior Journey: aMUSE, Cadette Journey: Amaze!, Cadette Journey: MEdia