Capable

From
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Open
Daily from 10 am - 5 pm
Time Period
1925 to Today
Topics
Civil Rights
Location
Inside The Story of Virginia exhibition
Image
A group of people gather on a patio and pose for a portrait
Photo courtesy of the Next Move Program

Admission: Included with Museum Daily Admission

Number of artifacts: 16

About the Display: In Virginia, 11% of the population has a disability, and many barriers exist for this community as they seek opportunities for employment, post-secondary education, financial independence, transportation, and housing. Each year since 2017, the VMHC has partnered with the Next Move Program—a nonprofit organization that provides work and educational experiences to young adults with disabilities—to present Capable, featuring the remarkable stories of young adults with diverse abilities and demonstrating the power of inclusion.

This display features photographic portraits of 16 individuals—each of whom has an inspiring story—and proves how, when we’re all allowed to participate, the entire community benefits. 

Learn more and read participant bios.

Related Programming:

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the VMHC hosted a Curators At Work virtual program on October 9, 2020. Sr. Director for Curatorial Affairs Andrew Talkov, Next Move Program Executive Director Elizabeth Redford, and Capable model Ryann Kress discussed the importance of including people with diverse abilities in the historical narrative.