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.
   
 

Fall, 1888

Helen and her family spend time at Fern Quarry, the Keller's cottage about 12 miles from Tuscumbia.  There she rides a pony named Black Beauty, goes to barbeques and takes hikes in the woods with Anne and her sister Mildred.  On one hike, they got lost and ended up crossing a railway trestle to get home.  A train came while they were in the middle of the trestle, and they had to climb over the side and hang on until the train had passed.

Winter, 1888-1889

Helen spends the winter in New England, and gets to experience snowstorms and icy cold.  The experience sticks with her, and inspires her to write a story several years later.
 

 

Perkins Institute: Helen's First School

Fall, 1889

After visiting the Perkins Institute in the spring of 1888, Anne and Helen return to the Perkins Institute in the fall of 1889, where Helen is considered a “guest” student of the school.  

 

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