Torch with Special Olympics logo

Special Olympics at 50

Closed October 17, 2021

This display commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first International Special Olympics Games by highlighting the lives of four accomplished athletes who participated in the games over the years. Visitors could learn about the climate of stigma and discrimination faced in the 1960s by people with intellectual disabilities, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver first began the camp that would grow into the Special Olympics.

Special Olympics at 50 exhibit case