Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, AL, is the home of Helen Keller. Keller became blind, deaf, and mute at the age of 19 months, but with the help of teacher, Anne Sullivan, she was able to communicate. The story is told in the William Gibson play, The Miracle Worker. Ivy Green is where this all happened, and visitors today can see the Helen Keller birthplace in a state very much like it was when Helen Keller was alive. Helen went on to become an advocate for education of those with disabilities, earning international recognition for her efforts. Today, people from all walks of life can see where it all began. I have selected Ivy Green as the tourist attraction of the month for August.
Ivy Green on the web: http://www.helenkellerbirthplace.org/