Our History

As our history draws to a close we look back on the people who knew and understood the need for a special educational facility for the blind and visually impaired.  Although the first school was in a small house in Keokuk,  were four blind citizens gave us our start.  It was by chance that a man who had been part of starting a school for the blind in Illinois





As with many historical publications there are some misinformation or incorrect information that is continuted on forward from that publication and considered to be factual.  It is the intent of our team to attempt to clear up and present the true historical facts.  We are attempting to present as much information as is available.   

Reference Books

Benton County History - 1878
Benton County History - 1910
History of Education in Iowa - 1920
Gleanings From Our Past - 1984