Image of the first words of the act creating the school along with early pics of buildings




The timeline in the museum tells the story of our first homes and their importance. We have had three main campuses -  and we have occupied our current location for the last hundred years. Along with the timeline are other events and subjects that have corresponded with each period of the timeline. Interesting facts and also important events. Each different home and more, along with what is on the timeline is below.


Neill-Cochran House - Where TSBVI began

005 Neill Cochran House

Our First Home

Photo Gallery


Second Home (Now part of UT at Austin Campus)

Our Second Location - a huge building that would be located next to the Erwin Center in Austin

Second Hom History

Volunteer Firefighter Monument event

Photo Gallery of Second home


Current Location as TSBVI

2012 Group Photo in front of the main TSBVI building

TSBVI's Current Location History

Photo Gallery


Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youths (Blind, Deaf and Orphan School)

Broom-making building of Deaf, Blind and Orphan School for Colored Youths, circa 1890.

Institute for Deaf, Dumb and Blind Colored Youths and BDO.

First Superintendent, William Holland

Maud Cuney Hare


Confederate Widows Home - Deaf-Blind Annex from 1972 to 1982

Confederate Women's Home - Deaf-Blind Annex 72-82

Confederate Women's home - our history there.


Time Lines

Museum time line

Museum's Time Line Information

Assistive Technology Time Line (from the web)

Old Board Reports to reflect different time periods at TSBVI

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