Daniel Wadsworth was one of the primary benefactors and sponsors to start the American School for the Deaf.
- He was touched by Thomas H. Gallaudet's Christian mission to educate deaf children.
- He established the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. It is the oldest public art museum in America.
- The Wadsworth Athenaeum has many famous paintings. Portraits of Laurent Clerc and his wife Eliza painted by Charles Willson Peale are on exhibit
Image from the American School for the Deaf Museum
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