[Inscriptions on base of the memorial statue]
The deaf people of the United States
in grateful remembrance of
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
mark the centennial of his birth
with this memorial
Born at Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1797.
at Hartford the first school for the deaf
in America, 1817.
Died at Hartford, Sept. 10, 1851.
Erected by contributors from every state
territory and district of the United-States.
Edwin A. Hodgson,
President of the Association.
Theodore A. Froehlich,
Chairman of the Executive Committee.Amos Draper,
Treasurer of the Fund.