Helen Keller Mural Planned at the Site of Her Home in Queens

Helen Keller Mural Planned at the Site of Her Home in Queens

The public is invited to watch its creation in Forest Hills next week.

A mural paying tribute to Helen Keller will be painted and put on display next week near where the blind and deaf activist and author once lived, the Forest Hills Post reports.

Street artists Crisp and Praxis will begin work on the mural on June 11 at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, located at 71-11 112th Street. The location was formerly known as 93 Seminole Avenue, and is where Keller previously lived in a house that she nicknamed “our castle on the marsh.”

The mural will feature Keller’s face, her dogs and her Forest Hills home, which burned down after she moved out in 1938. At the center of the mural will be her famous quote: “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

The artists are inviting the public to join them and watch the mural being painted for the final two days of the three-day project, on June 12 and 13.

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