Navigation Bar ... to the right are several menu selections. Home ... Return to main menu and top of the site Map to select the Home page of this site. Gallery ... Select this button to view a virtual walkthrough of Ivy Green, the birthplace and childhood home of Helen Keller's Birth Home Map to select the first page of the virtual walk though of the Keller home in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Biography ... Select this button to view a fairly brief chronological biography of Helen Keller. Much of this information was taken from a term paper assignment turned in by Sarah Demirha, age 11, from Campbell, California. Map to select the first page of the Biography. Links ... Select this button to view a list of links other Helen Keller sites Map to select the Links Page. Miscellaneous ... Select this button to bring up a menu of additional selections, including Contact information, more information about Ivy Green, including maps, and driving directions, and information about the folks who created this site. Map to select the Miscellaneous Page.

Fire, World Travel, Movies, Awards, and Retirement

November, 1946

A fire destroys Arcan Ridge, along with almost all of the household's possessions. Many of Helenís letters and non-published writing was destroyed in the fire.

September, 1947

The household moves into Arcan Ridge 2, an almost identical replica of the original Arcan Ridge home.

April-August, 1948

Helen and Polly begin a tour of Australia, New Zealand, and Japan as representatives of the AFOB. When they reach Japan, Polly suffers her first stroke, and the remainder of the tour is canceled.  However, while in Japan, Helen visits "the black, silent hole" that had once been Hiroshima and Nagasaki and recommits herself to the peace movement.

Biography Navigation Bar ... to the immediate right is the Previous Page button and to the far right of the screen is the Next Page button. Previous Page ... Select this button to go back one page in the biography Map to the previous page of the biography. Next Page ... Select this button to advance to the next page of the biography. Map to select the Next Page in the Biography.
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