· Heritage Center/Museum Texas School for the Deaf | 1102 South Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78704
· Monday, June 24, 2013 to Thursday, December 19, 2013
· Business Hours

On exhibit, through December 19, the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) proudly invites the community to visit the school’s museum and its latest historical collection – Deaflympic medals, memorabilia, uniforms and banners - chronicling TSD members who have  participated in the Deaflympic Games, since 1957.

The Deaflympics began in 1924. In 1957, the first USA team competed at the games, in Rome.

The 1957 USA track and field team included three TSD staff members at the time: Raymond Butler - TSD’s Athletic Director, Ruth Seeger – TSD PE teacher, who was later the USA women’s track and field coach from 1965 to 1989, and Sammy Oates - a 1958 TSD graduate who holds sporting records at TSD, still today, in football and track and field events.

Since 1957, TSD has had representatives at every summer Deaflympic Games, and currently boasts 103 medals earned by both past and present students and staff.

TSD hopes to add to their medal collection next month, when the Deaflympics will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from July 26 through August 4, 2013.

Currently, TSD has 10 participants who will be attending the 2013 Deaflympic Games, as athletes and coaches, this summer.  


WHAT:                          TSD at the Deaflympics - on display and open to the public.

A comprehensive and fascinating exhibit chronicling the history of Texans participating in the Deaflympic Games, since 1957.

WHEN:             Now through Thursday, December 19, 2013                   


WHERE:                       Heritage Center/Museum

Texas School for the Deaf

                                    1102 South Congress Avenue

Austin, Texas 78704


MORE:                         To schedule a museum tour during summer hours, please contact by email:

Fall/Spring museum hours resume August 19, 2013.