The Lantz Mills Shared Signing Community

In honor of Deaf History Month, join us for a talk exploring the history of the Lantz Mills Deaf Village in Shenandoah County, Virginia, presented by deaf historian and advocate Kathleen Brockway, who is also a Lantz Mills Deaf Village descendant. Between 1740 and 1970, Lantz Mills was home to many families with a mix of hearing and deaf parents and at least one or more deaf siblings. The village became a shared signing community, the term used to describe a locality where both the hearing and deaf members use a shared visual language to communicate.

During Deaf History Month in April, the Library’s lobby will display a panel exhibition on the Lantz Mills Deaf Village. Each panel includes a QR code that links to ASL interpretation of the text featured.

This program is made possible in part with federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at [email protected] or 804.692.3792.

This is a free event. Registration is required.

Event Details

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Library of Virginia

June 11, 2022

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