George Eastman House offers sign-language tours

For Release 2012-05-29

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — George Eastman House is offering sign-language museum tours, focused on George Eastman and his historic home, to serve visitors who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, including visitors from Rochester — which has one the largest deaf populations in the country. Volunteer docent Robert Menchel is conducting these tours on select Saturday mornings.

The 45-minute tour is signed and spoken by Menchel, a retired professor from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf who has been an Eastman House member and volunteer docent for many years. The sign-language tour offers the same information covered during the museum’s daily guided tours.

Upcoming sign-language tours at Eastman House

The tours take place at 11 a.m. on select Saturdays

June 16 and 30

July 14, 21, and 28

August 11, 25

No reservations are needed for the scheduled sign-language tours, which also are available for groups by appointment. The signed tour is included with museum admission: $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens; $5 for students; and free for children 12 and under and museum members. For more information please call (585) 271-3361 ext. 238.

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