On March 2, 1829 Massachusetts chartered the first school in America for children who are blind, now known as Perkins. In honor of our 185th anniversary here is a look back at our 150th anniversary celebration which included a 500 pound cake in the shape of the Howe Building. The tower part of the cake is so tall that is rises out of frame over the heads of the individuals photographed.
Image caption: Jon O. Piehler receives a piece of the anniversary cake from Mrs. Edward J. King, wife of the Governor, while Charles C. Woodcock looks on. The occasion was the 150th anniversary of the signing of Perkins charter. The 500 pound cake in the shape of the Howe Building was enjoyed by all the students, staff, and many guests.
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