Granger Homestead Blog

June 21, 2010

What to Helen Keller and Katherine Hepburn have in common?

Filed under: Uncategorized — grangerhomestead @ 2:29 pm

They both have a connection to the Granger Homestead Society. This blog post is provided by Dr. Craig George of Canandaigua.

Helen Keller’s Visit to the Granger Homestead Society

One wonderful document, framed, on the wall in the north bedroom of the GHS is a hand written letter from Helen Keller after her visit to The Homestead and Canandaigua. Ms, Keller is known world-wide as being both blind and deaf. Her story is one of the greatest stories of overcoming two of the most devastating handicaps one could face. Judge Cribb loved to tell of his meeting her when he was a young man. When you visit the GHS, be certain to see this remarkable small document.

Katherine Hepburn’s Mother and Aunt.

The great lady of the cinema, Katherine Hepburn, has a bit of history at the GHS. The story is told that her mother and aunt attended the Granger Place for girls. Please see the picture of the chemistry lab that is on the wall on the second floor gallery. Imagine teaching women chemistry in the 1890’s! Yes, the GHS has a history of progressive education.

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