Ivy Green, Helen Keller Birthplace



The Miracle Worker at Ivy Green Helen Keller Birthplace

We went to watch The Miracle Worker play at Helen Keller's Birthplace, Ivy Green. Before The Miracle Worker began, we did a self-guided tour of Helen Keller's childhood home as well as the cottage where she and Ann Sullivan lived together when she first became her teacher.
Of course, the famous water pump is on site at Ivy Green as well as samples of Helen Keller's handwriting, the key which she used to lock Ann Sullivan in her room, and Helen's christening gown.
The house is staged to look as it did in her day and original family items are used where possible (quilts, clothing, furniture, etc.)

I only filmed the final, moving scene of The Miracle Worker play which you can see at the end of this video. Alabama summers are as hot and humid as you can imagine, even in the evening, so dress apporpriately (and be glad you don't have to dress like the actors. Ha!)

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