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The Invention of Miracles

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

THE INVENTION OF MIRACLES – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

The Invention of Miracles takes a “stirring” (The New York Times Book Review), “provocative” (The Boston Globe), “scrupulously researched” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) new look at an American icon, revealing the astonishing true genesis of the telephone and its connection to another, far more disturbing legacy of Bell’s: his efforts to suppress American Sign Language. Weaving together a dazzling tale of innovation with a moving love story, the book offers a heartbreaking account of how a champion can become an adversary and an enthralling depiction of the deaf community’s fight to reclaim a once-forbidden language.
Author, Katie Booth, has been researching this story for more than fifteen years, poring over Bell’s papers, Library of Congress archives, and the records of deaf schools around America. But she’s also lived with this story for her entire life. Witnessing the damaging impact of Bell’s legacy on her family would set her on a path that overturned everything she thought she knew about language, power, deafness, and the telephone.
Join us for a book discussion and book signing.
Hosted by: The New Hampshire Telephone Museum
Location: NH Telephone Museum; Lower Meeting Room – 
THIS IS AN IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL EVENT.
ADVANCED RESERVATION REQUIRED!
Here is the Reservation link: https://www.nhtelephonemuseum.org/rsvp—katie-booth.html
Here are the host details:
Hosted by: The New Hampshire Telephone Museum
Location: NH Telephone Museum; Lower Meeting Room
THIS IS AN IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL EVENT.
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Members Free/$5:00 Non-Members
ASL Interpreter provided via Zoom Platform

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Date:
September 23
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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