Seeing The Light
The Ohio Institution for the Blind, which was the first state school for the blind, opened on July 4, 1837. However, it wasn’t until three years later on May 1, 1840, that the school hired its first superintendent William Chapin, who served until 1846. Originally located in the Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio, the school was renamed the Ohio State School for the Blind in 1902.
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