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 (minimum of $70 or 10 participants). Please note: we do ask for an estimate of your group size in advance, however we will calculate the final cost based on the number of participants on the day of the workshop.
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 email@example.com .
Registration / Questions: Contact us via email or phone to schedule your hands-on workshop: DCC.Programs@gmail.com or (913) 324-5348. We require two weeks notice for booking.
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Date/Time: Thursdays and Saturdays with start times between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.
The DCC Hands-On Workshop offers an enriching and interactive
experience. This program helps introduce children to the Deaf
community as well as bridge the gap between the Deaf and hearing
communities. It is a wonderful compliment to a DCC museum
Our general Hands-On Workshop is a 1 hour program split into three 20 minute activities: ASL Storytelling, a lesson in food signs, and an art project. Our ASL Storytellers are members of the Deaf community offer a truly a unique experience for the children to observe sign language in action and interact as they follow the story. During the food signs lesson the children 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 children to make their own souvenir while continuing to learn about the language and culture.
We also encourage our groups to take the museum tour after the workshop. This includes a tour of our mock living environment and an exhibit that showcases modern alerting devices and technology that facilitate independence and safety in the home. This is always a highlight! The remainder of the museum explores the Deaf community through an explanation of cultural and linguistic history plus offers a look at the Kansas School for the Deaf through the years. Through the museum tour, participants will be exposed to some of the common misconceptions about Deaf individuals and develop a greater understanding of, knowledge of and respect for the Deaf community.
For troops looking to align their DCC visit into a specific Girl Scout Journey, see below for journey connections. If your DCC visit will be part of a troop journey, please specify when scheduling your workshop.
Brownie Journey: A World of Girls
The general Hands-On workshop, as described above, aligns with this journey.
Junior Journey: aMUSE and Cadette Journey: Amaze!
This workshop is modified so participants learn ASL signs related to people, relationships, communication and technology. Alongside the workshop, the museum tour addresses common misconceptions associated with the Deaf community and helps participants begin to look beyond stereotypes and recognize that Deaf people can do anything that hearing people can do.
Cadette Journey: MEdia
The workshop also teaches some everyday signs related to relationships, people, communication and technology. In addition, the museum tour also showcases various forms technology, new and old, utilized by deaf individuals.